The December Rose was a well cast six part period children’s drama serial written by Leon Garfield.
In Victorian times a young Chimney Sweep gets caught up in a tangled web of intrigue and murder that sees him embark on a trek along Britain’s waterways after he stows away on a narrow boat.
Cast: COURTNEY ROPER-KNIGHT as Barnacle Brown / TONY HAYGARTH as Tom Gosling / BILL WALLIS as Roberts / IAN HOGG as Inspector Creaker / PATRICK MALAHIDE as Mr Hastymite / JUDY CORNWELL as Mrs. McDipper / CATHY MURPHY as Miranda McDipper / LINAL HAFT as Solomon Levy / MICHAEL ALDRIDGE as Lord Stirling
Writer: Leon Garfield / Director: Renny Rye
UK / BBC One / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 12 March – 16 April 1986