In the third episode of our adaptation of Christopher Nicolson's novel, Tom and Jenny the elephant are living happily on Lord Bidborough's estate. The old man is eccentric but kindly and takes great delight in the relationship between the boy and the elephant. But then he falls ill and his son, Charles, arrives from abroad to take over the estate. Charles likes to drink and begins to use 'rides on the elephant' as a way of seducing local women. Uneasy and guilty, Tom is forced to be complicit in this but is bribed by Charles to keep quiet.
Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Burke.
Tom ... Stuart McLoughlin
Lizzie ... Sarah Ovens
Lord Bidborough ... John Rowe
Mr Harrington ... Bertie Carvel
Charles Singleton ... Matthew Gravelle
Producer: Kate McAll
BBC Cymru Wales.