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The Moon Stallion (1978)

Country of Origin: UK
Date(s) of Broadcast: 15 November 1978 - 20 December 1978
Number of Seasons: 1
Total Number of Episodes: 6
Average Episode Running Times: 25 mins
Format: colour
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: BBC / Sudfunk Stuttgart
Executive Producer: Anna Home

SCRIPT
Script: Brian Hayles

DIRECTION
Director: Dorothea Brooking

PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography: Ian Hilton

EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION
Film Editor: Bill Wright

MUSIC
Music: Howard Blake

SOUND
Sound: Doug Mawson

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Make Up: Viv Gunzi
Costume Designer: Judy Pepperdine

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Designer: Roger Cann

MISCELLANEOUS
Horses Supplied and Trained By: Mrs Vera McLeod and Richard Viner

LOCATIONS
Locations: Uffington, Wiltshire, UK

CAST

PART ONE
James Greene (Professor Purwell)
Sarah Sutton (Diana Purwell)
David Pullen (Paul)
David Haig (Todman)
Joy Harington (Mrs Brookes)
John Abineri (Sir George Mortenhurze)
Caroline Goodall (Estelle)
Peter Morley (Sam)
Tabu (the Moon Stallion)
Sorrel (Duchess)
Broadcast: 1710 - 1740
22nd November 1978

PART TWO
John Abineri (Sir George Mortenhurze)
Caroline Goodall (Estelle)
David Pullen (Paul)
James Greene (Professor Purwell)
Sarah Sutton (Diana Purwell)
Joy Harington (Mrs Brookes)
David Haig (Todman)
Richard Viner (The Dark Rider)
Peter Morley (Sam)
Tabu (the Moon Stallion)

PART THREE
David Haig (Todman)
David Pullen (Paul)
Caroline Goodall (Estelle)
John Abineri (Sir George Mortenhurze)
James Greene (Professor Purwell)
Joy Harington (Mrs Brookes)
Sarah Sutton (Diana Purwell)
Peter Morley (Sam)
Tabu (the Moon Stallion)

PART FOUR
David Haig (Todman)
John Abineri (Sir George Mortenhurze)
James Greene (Professor Purwell)
Sarah Sutton (Diana Purwell)
Michael Kilgarriff (The Green King)
Richard Viner (The Dark Rider)
David Pullen (Paul)
Joy Harington (Mrs Brookes)
Caroline Goodall (Estelle)
Tabu (the Moon Stallion)

PART FIVE
James Greene (Professor Purwell)
David Haig (Todman)
Caroline Goodall (Estelle)
John Abineri (Sir George Mortenhurze)
Sarah Sutton (Diana Purwell)
David Pullen (Paul)
Joy Harington (Mrs Brookes)
Tabu (the Moon Stallion)

PART SIX
James Greene (Professor Purwell)
David Pullen (Paul)
Caroline Goodall (Estelle)
Joy Harington (Mrs Brookes)
David Haig (Todman)
Sarah Sutton (Diana Purwell)
Michael Kilgarriff (The Green King)
Richard Viner (The Dark Rider)
Peter Morley (Sam)
Tabu (the Moon Stallion)

SUMMARY

Professor Purwell's is investigating the legend of King Arthur at Uffington and stays at the home of Sir George Mortenhurze whose blind daughter, Diana, is psychically linked with the mysterious Moon Stallion, a wild white horse which Sir George believes is responsible for the death of his wife. As her father and his evil stable hand Todman plot to capture the beast, Diana becomes involved with the mystical Green King, who needs Diana to activate his ancient powers of magic in order to save the Moon Stallion...

EPISODES

Part (15 November 1978)
Part Two (22 November 1978)
Part Three (29 November 1978)
Part Four (6 December 1978)
Part Five (13 December 1978)
Part Six (20 December 1978)

AVAILABILITY

UK
Television Distributor: BBC

TIMELINE

1978
November

15: UK - Part One first television broadcast (on BBC1)
22: UK - Part Two first television broadcast (on BBC1)
29: UK - Part Three first television broadcast (on BBC1)

December
6: UK - Part Four first television broadcast (on BBC1)
13: UK - Part Five first television broadcast (on BBC1)
20: UK - Part Six first television broadcast (on BBC1)

1980
June

29: UK - "Part One" (composite of Parts One and Two) television broadcast (on BBC1)

July
6: UK - "Part Two" (composite of Parts Three and Four) television broadcast (on BBC1)
13: UK - "Part Three" (composite of Parts Five and Six) television broadcast (on BBC1)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Television Today 30 November 1978 p.26 (UK)
review (by Hazel Holt)

Time Screen no.7 (revised) pp.29-30 (UK)
note

KEYWORDS

blindness, horses, king arthur, legends, magic, mysticism, psychics, scientists, teenagers, warlocks

 


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