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A free adaptation by Robin Brooks of Scott's novel - now set in the year 2035, in a fictional future Scotland.

This is the second season of adaptations of some of Sir Walter Scott's most popular novels, with David Tennant as Walter Scott.

Alan Fairford is destined to become a lawyer but is distracted from his studies by the sudden disappearance of his best friend Danny Latimer.

Danny's absence seems to be connected with the sudden appearance of Stuart Galloway - aka Redgauntlet - who has business with Alan's father, Alexander.

But who is Redgauntlet? And what is his mission?

Alan Fairford sets out to find out the answers and hopefully to rescue his friend.

Written by Robin Brooks

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 19 Jul 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
Alan FairfordJacob Fortune-Lloyd
AlexanderClive Russell
Peter PeeblesChristian Rodska
Lily GallowayOlivia Morgan
Stewart GallowayForbes Masson
Roller HopkinsRobert Hudson
FindlayRobert Hudson
WorkmanRobert Hudson
Nanty EwartSimon Greenall
CozenSimon Greenall
Regina CrosbieAllison McKenzie
Walter ScottDavid Tennant
OS VoiceAllison McKenzie
Danny LatimerPaul Ready
JamesPaul Ready
NixonPaul Ready
DirectorClive Brill
ProducerClive Brill
AdaptorRobin Brooks
AuthorWalter Scott

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