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Eagle Of The Ninth, The (BBC 1977, Anthony Higgins, Christian Rodska)

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Period drama serial. A Roman soldier searches for the Ninth legion gold Eagle standard in AD 117. This is actually a very well remembered serial despite being little seen since its original run.

production details
cast
ANTHONY HIGGINS as Marcus
CHRISTIAN RODSKA as Esca
MATTHEW LONG as Hilarion
PATRICK MALAHIDE as Cradoc
BERNARD GALLAGHER as Drusillus
PETER WHITBREAD as Marcus’ Father
BILL HENDERSON as Duty Centurion
BRIAN CAREY as Aulus
LAURA GRAHAM as Guinhumara

crew
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Writer: Bill Craig
Novel: Rosemary Sutcliff
Production Design: Gordon Campbell
Director: Michael Simpson

UK / BBC Scotland / 6x30m-e / Broadcast 4 September – 9 October 1977 / Sundays @ 6.10pm

THE EPISODES
1. FRONTIER FORT (4 September 1977)
2. ESCA (11 September 1977)
3. ACROSS THE FRONTIER (18 September 1977)
4. THE LOST LEGION (25 September 1977)
5. WILD HUNT (2 October 1977)
6. VALEDICTORY (9 October 1977)