Knights Of God (ITV 1987, Gareth Thomas, Patrick Troughton)

Knights of God Episode 4

Dystopian scifi teen drama serial Knights of God was set in the Year 2020, when Civil War has ripped apart Britain and the Royal family deposed with the King missing whereabouts unknown.

The plot focused on a pair of teenagers, Gervase (George Winter) and Julia (Claire Parker), who join a resistance movement that is determined to find the King and restore him to the throne. As the serial goes on, Gervase knows he has a destiny to fulfil. However, as son of Welsh resistance leader Owen (Gareth Thomas), he is taken captive by Prior Mordrin (John Woodvine), the leader of the Knights of God movement, who now runs the country. Gervase is brainwashed by Mordrin into finding the whereabouts of the King and killing him. All the time he and Julia must also keep their destiny in view. Finding the rightful king would destroy Mordrin and the Knights and bring peace to the country once again.

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This was quite a big budget series with strong plotting and an excellent cast.

production details
UK / ITV – TVS / 13×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 September – 6 December 1987

Writer: Richard Cooper /Executive Producer: Anna Home / Music: Christopher Gunning / Special Effects: Mirage / Costume Design: Serena Brown / Producer: John Dale

cast
GEORGE WINTER as Gervase
CLAIRE PARKER as Julia
JOHN WOODVINE as Mordrin
GARETH THOMAS as Owen
PATRICK TROUGHTON as Arthur
JULIAN FELLOWES as Hugo
DON HENDERSON as Colley
ANNE STALLYBRASS as Nell
FRANK MIDDLEMASS as Fr Gregory

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THE EPISODES
1. EPISODE ONE (6 Sep 87)
2. EPISODE TWO (13 Sep 87)
3. EPISODE THREE (20 Sep 87)
4. EPISODE FOUR (27 Sep 87)
5. EPISODE FIVE (11 Oct 87)
6. EPISODE SIX (18 Oct 87)
7. EPISODE SEVEN (25 Oct 87)
8. EPISODE EIGHT (1 Nov 87)
9. EPISODE NINE (8 Nov 87)
10. EPISODE TEN (15 Nov 87)
11. EPISODE ELEVEN (22 Nov 87)
12. EPISODE TWELVE (29 Nov 87)
13. EPISODE THIRTEEN (6 Dec 87)

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