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1. The Messenger from the Lowlands

1685: Micah Clarke and his friend Reuben are drawn into a conflict that looks set to tear England apart. Stars Martyn Read.

In 1685 England is once again threatened by Civil War as rumours fly that the Protestant Duke of Monmouth will land any day and try by whatever means possible to usurp the throne of his Catholic uncle, James II.

Innocent of these turbulent times, young Micah Clarke and his friend, Reuben, go fishing off Spithead and find themselves drawn into the very centre of a conflict that is to tear the country apart.

Starring Martyn Read, Patrick Troughton and James Bryce.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novel.

Dramatised in five-parts by Constance Cox.

Micah Clarke ...... Martyn Read
Decimus Saxon ...... Patrick Troughton
Reuben Lockarby ...... James Bryce
Joseph Clarke ...... Lockwood West
Mrs Clarke ...... Gwen Cherrell
Zachary Palmer ...... John Webb
Major Ogilvy ...... Gregory de Polnay
Cornet Horsford ...... Christopher Douglas
Man ...... Colin Starkey
Rider ...... Robin Summers

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1985.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 8 Feb 2022 03:00

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