Drama series The Inheritors took us to the Gethin estate, on acres of land in the heart of Wales, is in danger of being swept up by the taxman thanks to a six million pound death duties demand. Both Lord Gethin (Robert Urquhart) and his son Michael (Peter Egan) are determined to save the estate.
However they have different ideas about how to do that – Lord Gethin would like to bring on board a mining company who would be able to exploit the copper reserves that are under the land; Michael though is completely opposed to that idea preferring instead to look at making it part of the national trust.
Whilst they argue over the estate’s future the vultures are circling.
Cast: PETER EGAN as Michael Gethrin; ROBERT URQUHART as Lord Gethrin; HEATHER WRIGHT as Eleanor Gethrin; BILL MAYNARD as Sefton Garrett; RICHARD HURNDALL as Mackie; PHILIP MADOC as Elliott Morris; SARAH DOUGLAS as Jennie Garrett; FREDERICK TREVES as Lister; JOHN OGWEN as Alun Ryder
Executive Producer: Aled Vaughan / Co-Producer: Clifford Evans / Creator and Producer: Wilfred Greatorex
UK / ITV – HTV / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 August – 19 September 1974
1. EPISODE ONE
2. FATHERS AND SONS
3. DID MACHIAVELLI HAVE WELSH BLOOD
4. FAR BE IT FROM ME
5. THE AXEMAN COMETH
6. DOUBLE, DOUBLE