Period thriller serial The Secret was based on Catherine Cookson’s novel The Harrogate Secret. In the late 1880’s reformed smuggler Freddie Musgrave has worked hard to turn a legitimate trade, but then a face from his past turns up threatening to ruin things for him.
UK / ITV – Yorkshire – Tyne Tees- Festival / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 21 January – 4 February 2000 Fridays 9.00pm
Writer: T.R. Bowen / Novel: Catharine Cookson’s The Harrogate Secret / Music: Colin Towns / Camera: Allan Pyrah / Design: Ash Wilkinson / Costume: Morgan Elliott / Producer: Ray Marshall / Director: Alan Grint
COLIN BUCHANAN as Freddie Musgrave
CLARE HIGGINS as Maggie Hewitt
HANNAH YELLAND as Belle
STEPHEN MOYER as Marcel
LIZ CARLING as Connie
JUNE WHITFIELD as Mrs Birkstead
MARLENE SIDAWAY as Jinny
JOANNA ROWDEN as Nancy /
DAM IRONSIDE as Young Freddie
MILTON JOHNS as Taylor
MALCOLM TERRIS as Sir Christopher Bell
PAULA WRIGHT as May
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