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The Terracotta Horse (BBC Drama, Godfrey James)



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Six part family adventure serial The Terracotta Horse, written by Christopher Bond, had a big concept at the heart of the story. When the series starts the Jackson family are headed to Morocco and are taking with them a Terracotta Horse which young Linda (Lindy Howard) believes hold the key to the biggest discovery in mankind’s history – the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. It soon becomes obvious that other people are more than a little interested in what they are up to.

Cast: Godfrey James (Bob Jackson), Patrick Murray (David Jackson), Lindy Howard (Linda Jackson), Kristine Howarth (Maggie Jackson), James Warwick (Dan Walters), David Scheuer (Malcolm Eglin), Norman Scace (Avian Sannit), Constantin De Goguel (Meissner), Jeffrey Sirr (Boojie), Nadim Sawalha (Hussein)

Writer: Christopher Bond / Script Editor: Douglas Watkinson / Producer and Director: Bill Sellars

UK / BBC One / 6×25 minute episode / 12 November – 17 December 1973