Beau Geste (BBC-1 1982 with Benedict Taylor and Jonathan Morris)

Period action adventure serial. Life for the Geste brothers, members of the tough Foreign Legion in the 19th century.

UK / BBC One / 8×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 31 October -19 December 1982

Writer: Alastair Bell / Novel:C.P. Wren / Visual Effects: Jim Francis / Producer: Barry Letts / Director: Douglas Camfield

Benedict Taylor as Beau Geste / Anthony Calf as Digby Geste / Jonathan Morris as John Geste / Stefan Gryff as Boldini / Julia Chambers as Claudia / Sally Baxter as Isobel / Philip Shelley as Augustus Brandon / Andrew Armour as recruiting sergeant major / Randal Herley as recruiting colonel / Terry Gurry as corporal / John Forgeham as Sergeant Major Lejeune / David Shawyer as Sergeant Major Dufour / John Repsch as corporal / John Patrick as Rastignac / Paul Hawkins as young Beau / Paul Critchley as young John / Robin Crane as young Digby / Sian Pattenden as young Isobel / Lucy Baker as young Claudia