Period drama serial The Last of the Mohicans is based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper and is your classic BBC serial version featuring a top flight cast that includes the brilliant Philip Madoc, John Abineri (of Survivors) as Chingachook and Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye.
Set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars when the Native American tribes were caught between the British and the French, this exciting series follows the heroic adventures of “Hawkeye”, and his companions “Chingachook” and “Uncas” – the true last of the Mohicans.
When the daughters of an English colonel are betrayed and captured by “Magua”, their ruthless Huron guide, Hawkeye and the Mohicans rescue them and vow to get them safely back to their father.
UK / BBC One / 8×45 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 January – 7 March 1971
Writer: Harry Green / Novel: J.F. Cooper / Script Editor: Alistair Bell / Production Design: David Spode / Producer: John McRae / Director: David Maloney
Patricia Maynard as Cora
Joanna David as Alice
Tim Goodman as Heyward
Philip Madoc as Magua
David Leland as David
Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro
Michael Cullen as Lieutenant Otley
Bill Wiesener as Munro’s Sergeant
Noel Coleman as General Webb
Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye
Richard Warwick as Uncas
John Abineri as Chingachgook