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Secret, The (Catherine Cookson, ITV 2000, Colin Buchanan, Clare Higgins)



Period thriller serial based on the novel by Cath 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.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire – Tyne Tees – Festival / 3×60 minute episode / Broadcast 21 January – 4 February 2000 Fridays 9.00pm

Writer: T.R. Bowen / Novel: Catherine Cookson’s The Harrogate Secret / Music: Colin Towns / Camera: Allan Pyrah / Design: Ash Wilkinson / Costume: Morgan Elliott / Producer: Ray Marshall / Director: Alan Grint

Series: Catherine Cookson / Season 16 Episodes 1-3

Colin Buchanan as Freddie Musgrave
June Whitfield as Mrs. Birkstead
Hannah Yelland as Belle Hewitt
Clare Higgins as Maggie Hewitt
Stephen Moyer as Marcel Birkstead
Elizabeth Carling as Connie Wheatley
Marlene Sidaway as Jinny
Joanna Rowden as Nancy
Adam Ironside as Young Freddie
Milton Johns as Taylor
Malcolm Terris as Sir Christopher Bell
Paula Wright as May