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Three Musketeers, The (BBC-1 1966-1967, Brian Blessed, Jeremy Brett)

Three Musketeers 1966 BBC version

Period drama serial The Three Musketeers gave us derring do and adventure with the Musketeers in 17th Century France. See also Further Adventures of the Musketeers. The BBC previously mounted a 6 part serial version of the series in 1954 (this was broadcast live and was shown twice each day it was broadcast).

production details
UK / BBC-1 / 10×25 minute episodes / 13 November 1966 – 15 January 1967 black and white

Writer: Anthony Steven / Novel: Alexandre Dumas / Story Editor: John Barber / Production Design: Michael Young / Producer: William Sterling / Director: Peter Hammond

cast
BRIAN BLESSED as Porthos
JEREMY BRETT as D’Artagnan
JEREMY YOUNG as Athos
GARY WATSON as Aramis
MARY PEACH as Lady de Winter
EDWARD BRAYSHAW as Rochefort
JOHN CARLIN as Louis XIII
RICHARD PASCO as Richelieu
MICHAEL MILLER as Treville
KATHLEEN BRECK as Constance
KEVIN STONEY as The Headsman
MILTON JOHNS as Grimaud
BILLY HAMON as Planchet
KATHLEEN BRECK as Mme Constance Bonacieux
SIMON OATES
PATRICK HOLT
GODFREY JAMES
PAULINE COLLINS

THE EPISODES 13 November 1966 – 15 January 1967
1. ENEMIES (13 Nov 1966)
2. THE THREE DUELS (20 Nov 1966)
3. PERIL (27 Nov 1966)
4. AUDACITY (4 Dec 1966)
5. SCANDAL (11 Dec 1966)
6. BRANDED (18 Dec 1966)
7. AT NIGHTS ALL CATS ARE GREY (26 Dec 1966)
8. THE CARDINAL (1 Jan 1967)
9. ASSASSIN (8 Jan 1967)
10. WALK TO THE SCAFFOLD (15 Jan 1967)