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Inheritors, The (ITV 1974 with Peter Egan and Bill Maynard)

UK / ITV – HTV / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 August – 19 September 1974

Executive Producer: Aled Vaughan / Co-Producer: Clifford Evans / Creator and Producer: Wilfred Greatorex

Drama series. The Gethin estate, on acres of land in the heart of Wales, is in danger of being swept up by the taxman thanks to a six million pound death duties demand. Both Lord Gethin and his son Michael are determined to save the estate.

However they have different ideas about how to do that – Lord Gethin would like to bring on board a mining company who would be able to exploit the copper reserves that are under the land; Michael though is completely opposed to that idea preferring instead to look at making it part of the national trust.

Whilst they argue over the estate’s future the vultures are circling.

cast
PETER EGAN as Michael Gethrin
ROBERT URQUHART as Lord Gethrin
HEATHER WRIGHT as Eleanor Gethrin
BILL MAYNARD as Sefton Garrett
RICHARD HURNDALL as Mackie
PHILIP MADOC as Elliott Morris
SARAH DOUGLAS as Jennie Garrett
FREDERICK TREVES as Lister
JOHN OGWEN as Alun Ryder

THE EPISODES
1. EPISODE ONE
2. FATHERS AND SONS
3. DID MACHIAVELLI HAVE WELSH BLOOD
4. FAR BE IT FROM ME
5. THE AXEMAN COMETH
6. DOUBLE, DOUBLE