John Ridd was just a boy when the villainous Carver Doone callously murdered his father. Now a young man, John has two driving passions: his thirst for revenge against the outlaw Doones, ... See full summary »
Lorna Doone is a swashbuckling tale of love, rivalry and revenge. As a child, John Ridd watches as his father is killed by the feared clan, the Doones, and swears to avenge his death. Years... See full summary »
Probably the best of the Lorna Doone efforts, the most loyal to the text, and with no added "romantic" material. The series was filmed in Bristol and on location and is more authentic than most of the others. No-one has ever come close to Jane Merrow's portrayal of Lorna, but she remained one of the most under-rated actresses in TV and movies. Producer Brandon Acton-Bond's committment to authenticity was a major factor in the high quality of this series.
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