Happy Valley, The (Sunday Premiere BBC-1 1987 with Denholm Elliott And Cathryn Harrison)

UK / BBC One / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 6 September 1987

Writer: David Reid / Music: Geoffrey Burgon / Producer: Cedric Messina / Director: Ross Devenish

Series: Sunday Premiere / Season Two Episode One

Period crime drama. In 1945 Nairobi murder ensues when a notorious womaniser steals the young wife from an elderly businessman.

The same incident provided the basis for the film White Mischief.

Denholm Elliott as Sir Henry ‘Jock’ Delves Broughton
Holly Aird as Juanita Carberry
Amanda Hillwood as Lady Diana Delves Broughton
Richard Heffer as Assistant Superintendent Poppy
Kathryn Pogson as June Carberry
Michael Byrne as John Carberry
Cathryn Harrison as Helen Tapsell
Peter Sands as Lord Erroll
Mawa Makonido as Waiganjo
Ka Vundla as Gatimu
Roshan Seth as Defence Solicitor
Fiona Walker as Miss Tanner
Frank Lazarus as Doctor
Jon Cartwright as Constable
Abdullah Sunado as Witchdoctor
Oliver Rowe as Ian Eatwell
Jane Wellman as Yacht Party Guest
Michael Stround as Yacht Party Guest
Diana Kent as Christmas Party Guest
Julian Cope as Christmas Party Guest
Gordon Mellor as Christmas Party Guest
Guy Williams as Christmas Party Guest
Ian Collier as Hotel Guest
Stuart McGugan as Hotel Guest
Boni Wanda as Broughton’s Gardener
Zembi Okendo as Woman In Court
Graham Crowden as Chief Justice’s Voice
Mark Wynter as Vocalist