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Three Golden Nobles (BBC Drama, Cavan Kendall)

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Three Golden Nobles was a seven part family adventure serial that aired on the BBC in 1959. A young Michael Crawford made an appearance as did Doctor Who Patrick Troughton and companion Frazer Hines. It was based on the novel by Christine Price, published in 1951 and concerning young Stephen Bellinger who in the mid 1300’s not only becomes a King’s painter but also manages to help free his oppressed home village.

Cast: Cavan Kendall (Stephen Bellinger), Victoria Watts (Marian), Trevor Martin (Gilbert Totteridge), Colin Douglas (Roegr Bailiff), Nigel Arkwright (John Bellinger), Michael Crawford (Harry), Tim Hudson (Master Thomas Lovecote), Trevor Martin (Gilbert Totteridge), Patrick Troughton (Mad Peter), Rowena Cooper (Anne)

Writer: David Goddard / Novel: Christine Price / Music: Elton Hayes / Fight director: Terry Baker / Master of Horse: Philip Gardner / Falconer: Philip Glasier / Producer and Director: David Goddard

UK / BBC / 7×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 November – 19 December 1959 (Saturdays at 5.25pm)