Huntingtower (1978– )

TV Series  |   |  Adventure
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 10 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Add a Plot

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 65 titles
created 28 Jul 2012

Related Items

Search for "Huntingtower" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Huntingtower (1978– )

Huntingtower (1978– ) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Huntingtower.




1 nomination. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
Paul Curran ...
 Dickson McCunn (6 episodes, 1978)
 John Heritage (6 episodes, 1978)
Iain Andrew ...
 Dougal (6 episodes, 1978)
Neil Crossan ...
 Old Bill (6 episodes, 1978)
Eric Cullen ...
 Wee Jaikie (6 episodes, 1978)
Andrew Faulds ...
 James Loudon (6 episodes, 1978)
Alan Hunt ...
 Peter Paterson (6 episodes, 1978)
Emma Jacobs ...
 Princess Saskia (6 episodes, 1978)
John Keenan ...
 Tammas Yownie (6 episodes, 1978)
Stanley Lebor ...
 Leon (6 episodes, 1978)
Liam O'Callaghan ...
 Dobson (6 episodes, 1978)
Iain Stewart ...
 Napoleon (6 episodes, 1978)
Jean Taylor Smith ...
 Mrs. Morran (6 episodes, 1978)
Izabella Telezynska ...
 Eugenie (6 episodes, 1978)
Bill Armour ...
 Tinker (5 episodes, 1978)
 Alexis (5 episodes, 1978)
Jake D'Arcy ...
 Tinker (5 episodes, 1978)
James Kennedy ...
 Tinker (5 episodes, 1978)
Tutte Lemkow ...
 Spidel (5 episodes, 1978)
Hans Mater ...
 Tinker (5 episodes, 1978)
David Wood ...
 Sir Archibald Roylance (3 episodes, 1978)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

22 October 1978 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(6 episodes)


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the finest BBC children's serials ever
12 January 2006 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

I saw this both times when it was shown - when I was around 10 - and it started a lifelong devotion to John Buchan. As a working class Scottish kid, I could barely believe that I was watching a brilliant historical adventure story that featured heroes who came from my background and who weren't much older than me. All of the lads in my class at school loved it, too. The magnificent performance by the young actor who played Dougal, the leader of the Gorbals Diehards, still stays with me as a superb performance by a boy actor, and he captures much of the warrior-leader genius of the character from the novel.

The old guy who plays Dickson McCunn was also brilliant, too, as the elderly, mild-mannered retired grocer who discovers he's actually a hero. The memory of the final scene of the six Diehards saluting him as he drives past them still brings a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye.

Finally, David Wood as Sir Archibald Roylance is another great portrayal of a Buchan hero. (Wood was also the greatest ever Gollum - forget Jackson's LOTR in "The Hobbit" as adapted by "Jackanory".

I wish this would come out on DVD or be repeated so my own sons can see it.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Huntingtower (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: