The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

About this programme

Rupert Penry-Jones stars in this adaptation of John Buchan's classic novel, set in 1914. Engineer Richard Hannay is bored and restless in London - until he meets Scudder, who claims to be a British spy. When the agent is killed in his flat, Hannay is thrown headlong into adventure, forced to go on the run under suspicion of murder. Fleeing to Scotland, with police and spies on his tail, he teams up with feisty suffragette Victoria Sinclair, and although they fail to hit it off, the couple become increasingly reliant on each other as they race to unmask a traitor and save Great Britain from German invasion. Action thriller, co-starring Eddie Marsan and Lydia Leonard.

Cast and crew

Cast

Richard Hannay
Rupert Penry-Jones
Victoria Sinclair
Lydia Leonard
Sir George Sinclair
David Haig
Professor Fisher
Patrick Malahide
Harry Sinclair
Patrick Kennedy
Scudder
Eddie Marsan
Captain Kell
Alex Jennings
Vicar/Wakeham
Steven Elder
Ackerman
Werner Daehn
Engel
Peter Stark
London constable
Del Synnott
Ventriloquist
Roger De Courcey
Professor's butler
David Gallacher
Concierge at club
James Bryce
Waiter at club
Stewart Preston
Old man in club
Sandy Neilson
Woman on stairs
Barbara Downie
Maid
Anna Guthrie
Train policeman
George Docherty
Town Hall policeman
Sean Kane
Landlady
Kathryn Howden
Stirling Castle sergeant
Allan Sawers
Stirling Castle sentry
David McDowell
German accomplice
Michael Stokes
German accomplice
Paul Comrie
Station attendant
Johnny Meres
Little boy
Mitchell Fleming
Little girl
Charlotte Fleming

Crew

Director
James Hawes
Producer
Lynn Horsford
Writer
Lizzie Mickery
Categories
Drama

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