When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's to claim his inheritance, his relative tries to murder him, then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Luckily for the lad, he strikes up a friendship.
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Series cast summary:
David McCallum ...  Alan Breck Stewart 13 episodes, 1978
Ekkehardt Belle ...  David Balfour 13 episodes, 1978
Aude Landry ...  Catriona 12 episodes, 1978
Bill Simpson Bill Simpson ...  James of the Glens 9 episodes, 1978
John Carson ...  More 8 episodes, 1978
John Carlisle John Carlisle ...  Mungo Campbell 7 episodes, 1978
Patrick Allen ...  Prestongrange 6 episodes, 1978
Joseph Brady ...  Neil 6 episodes, 1978
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When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's to claim his inheritance, his relative tries to murder him, then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Luckily for the lad, he strikes up a friendship.

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

David Balfour kalandjai See more »

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Runtime:

(13 parts) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The series is based on two novels of Robert Louis Stevenson: "Kidnapped" and its sequel "Catriona". Most of the other "Kidnapped" TV and movie adaptations are based only on the first novel. See more »

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Well done, good family entertainment
28 June 2001 | by unicornisSee all my reviews

The intriguing story of a young man in search of his home through Scotland during English occupation. Young David Balfour travels through the Highlands to get back what's his, all the time hiding from the English and meeting all kinds of people. The series includes a remarkable piping contest - quite funny - which leads me to the musical score: The title melody is hauntingly beautiful. It reminds you of great Celtic folklore, songs like Amazing Grace or Danny Boy. If you get the chance: watch it, it's truly worthwhile.

If you like it, I'll recommend "Matt and Jenny" from about the same time. A Canadian TV production about two children in search for their parents through Canada.


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