The Moonstone (1972)

Episode #1.1 

Franklin Blake is tasked by his uncle to present the fabled Moonstone diamond to Rachel Verinder on her birthday. But the diamond is said to be cursed and three Indian conjurers are lurking... See full summary »

Director:

Paddy Russell

Writers:

Wilkie Collins (novel), Hugh Leonard (dramatisation)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vivien Heilbron Vivien Heilbron ... Rachel Verinder
Robin Ellis ... Franklin Blake
Kathleen Byron ... Lady Verinder
Basil Dignam ... Gabriel Betteredge
Martin Jarvis ... Godfrey Ablewhite
Anna Cropper ... Rosanna Spearman
Maureen Morris Maureen Morris ... Penelope Betteredge
Bell McCallum Bell McCallum ... Nancy
Brian Badcoe Brian Badcoe ... Mr. Murthwaite
Philip Ray ... Dr. Candy
Madhav Sharma Madhav Sharma ... Indian
Tony Maiden Tony Maiden ... Conjuror's Boy (as Anthony Maiden)
Colin Baker ... John Herncastle
Stephen Rea ... Major Frayne
Derek Chafer Derek Chafer ... Sergeant
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Storyline

Franklin Blake is tasked by his uncle to present the fabled Moonstone diamond to Rachel Verinder on her birthday. But the diamond is said to be cursed and three Indian conjurers are lurking nearby, intend on returning the jewel to it's place of origin. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1972 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Stephen Rea plays John Herncastle and Colin Baker plays Major Frayne, but in the end credits cast they are listed the wrong way round. See more »

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Stephen Rea plays John Herncastle and Colin Baker plays Major Frayne, but in the end credits cast they are listed the wrong way round. See more »

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