The Tyrant King (1968– )

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A strange phone call and a wallet found in an old dark house lead 3 teenagers and their dog to follow a mysterious character across London.

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Philip Madoc ...
 Scarface (6 episodes, 1968)
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 Gerald Gould (6 episodes, 1968)
Kim Fortune ...
 Peter Thorne (6 episodes, 1968)
Candace Glendenning ...
 Charlotte Hallen (6 episodes, 1968)
Edward McMurray ...
 Bill Hallen (6 episodes, 1968)
Carole Boyer ...
 Mrs. Hallen / ... (4 episodes, 1968)
Vernon Joyner ...
 Mr. Hallen / ... (3 episodes, 1968)
Edward Evans ...
 Mr. Thorne (3 episodes, 1968)
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A strange phone call and a wallet found in an old dark house lead 3 teenagers and their dog to follow a mysterious character across London.

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A London Adventure
19 August 2006 | by (Devon, England) – See all my reviews

Although aimed at kids & teenagers, this drama contained numerous elements for anyone interested in London's lesser-known museums and heritage. Indeed, the Tyrant King novel (author Aylmer Hall) was published by London Transport, and I suspect may have even been commissioned by them, possibly as a vehicle for increasing public awareness of some of the capital's forgotten and overlooked treasures.

But it's not dusty and dull: it is a drama, after all, and based on an intelligent story line. I remember being totally absorbed as the youngsters chased (and sometimes were chased) around London.

The choice of incidental music was inspired, and provided an extra atmospheric quality; it was only some years later that I discovered this to be the Moody Blues. Ah, 1968. Nostalgia!


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