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The 39 Steps

Drama based on John Buchan's novel, starring Rupert Penry-Jones. When an undercover British spy is killed, a man finds himself caught up in a deadly conspiracy.

Drama based on John Buchan's classic novel, set in the lead-up to the First World War. When an undercover British spy is killed in his flat, a man finds himself accused of murder and caught up in a deadly conspiracy which threatens not only his life, but the safety of the nation.

Pursued by spies and the police, he reluctantly joins forces with a feisty suffragette as he attempts to uncover the truth and save Great Britain from invasion.

1 hour, 26 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2012 18:05

Credits

Role Contributor
Richard Hannay Rupert Penry-Jones
Victoria Sinclair Lydia Leonard
Sir George Sinclair David Haig
Professor Fisher Patrick Malahide
Harry Sinclair Patrick Kennedy
Scudder Eddie Marsan
Captain Kell Alex Jennings
Vicar/Wakeham Steven Elder
Ackerman Werner Daehn
Engel Peter Stark
London Constable Del Synnott
Concierge at Club James Bryce
Waiter at Club Stewart Preston
Town Hall Policeman Sean Kane
Landlady Kathryn Howden
Producer Lynn Horsford
Director James Hawes

Broadcasts

  • Sun 28 Dec 2008 20:00
  • Sat 3 Jan 2009 01:40
  • Sun 11 Jan 2009 22:00
  • Sat 14 Feb 2009 21:00
  • Sat 23 May 2009 21:20
  • Wed 26 Aug 2009 20:30
  • Sat 2 Jan 2010 21:00
  • Sun 4 Jul 2010 21:05
  • Mon 16 Aug 2010 23:30
  • Christmas Day 2010 00:55
  • Boxing Day 2011 18:00
  • Fri 17 Aug 2012 23:30
  • Christmas Day 2012 18:05