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The Changes: Hostages (BBC-1 27 Jan 1975, with Edward Brayshaw)

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In Hostages the business relationship between the Sikhs and the villagers is developing nicely until a group of bandits attack the village intent on making the inhabitant give them food and supplies. To make sure the villagers do what they want they take the children of the village as hostage and kill Mr Barnard.

Nicky discovers that the bandits also plan to take the Sikh children hostage too but the Sikh’s decide to stage a dawn raid, rout the bandits and rescue the children. It’s a tense battle that eventually leaves the bandits mostly dead and two victims on the Sikh side.

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UK / BBC One / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast 27 January 1975 at 5.20pm

Writer: Anna Home / Production Design: Paul Munting / Director: John Prowse

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Series:  The Changes Episode 4 (of 10)

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Vicky Williams as Nicky
Rafiq Anwar as Chacha
Sahab Qizilbash as Grandmother
Marc Zuber as Kewal
Rugby Brar as Gopal
Rebecca Mascarenhas as Ajeet
Arthur Hewlett as Mr Tom
James Ottoway as Maxie
Nancy Gabrielle as Mrs Sallow
Edward Brayshaw as Chief Robber
Derek Ware as Second Robber
Sahab Qizilbash as Grandmother


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