Frenchman's Creek [drama]

As part of the Daphne Du Maurier Centenary we bring, new to BBC 7, a classic love story set in 17th century Cornwall.

Lady Dona St Colum has escaped from London society life in search of peace and solitude.

What she really finds is true love, in the guise of a French pirate.

Starring Lorna Heilbron, Michael Cochrane, Christopher Godwin, Elizabeth Mansfield and Susan Sheridan, it was directed by Cherry Cookson and first broadcast in October 1989.

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Written by Daphne Du Maurier.

Dramatised in six parts by Michelene Wandor.

Starring Lorna HEILBRON, Struan Rodger, Michael Tudor BARNES and Norman BIRD.

Producer Cherry Cookson

Contributors

Michael Barnes (Actor)

Norman Bird (Actor)

Joe Dunlop (Actor)

Michael Kilgarriff (Actor)

Struan Rodger (Actor)

Vincent Brimble (Actor)

Lorna Heilbron (Actor)

Michelene Wandor (adap)

Daphne Du Maurier (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Michael Cochrane (Actor)

Christopher Godwin (Actor)

Christopher Good (Actor)

Elizabeth Mansfield (Actor)

Susan Sheridan (Actor).

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Ducking London society, Lady Dona St Columb finds passion and adventure in Cornwall.

Classic love drama with Lorna Heilbron.

As part of the Daphne Du Maurier Centenary we bring, new to BBC 7, a classic love story set in 17th century Cornwall.

Lady Dona St Colum has escaped from London society life in search of peace and solitude.

What she really finds is true love, in the guise of a French pirate.

Starring Lorna Heilbron, Michael Cochrane, Christopher Godwin, Elizabeth Mansfield and Susan Sheridan, it was directed by Cherry Cookson and first broadcast in October 1989.Bored with her shallow society lifestyle, Lady St Columb heads for Cornwall and soon finds intrigue, adventure and mystery.

Bored with her shallow society lifestyle, Lady St Columb heads for Cornwall and soon finds intrigue, adventure and mystery.

Lady Dona St Colum escapes from London society life in search of peace and solitude, in Daphne Du Maurier's classic love story.

Daphne Du Maurier's classic love story set in 17th century Cornwall.

Lady Dona St Columb who has escaped from London society life in search of peace and solitude.

What she finds is true love, in the shape of a pirate.

Recorded on 1989-09-10.

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As the local Cornish gentry decide how best to deal with the menace of the French pirate, Jean himself plans a venture with a new accomplice.

Recorded on 1989-09-12.

Lady St Columb meets the pirate terrorising the Cornish coast - and finds him captivating.

Daphne Du Maurier's romantic tale.

Lady Dona St Columb is captivated by a French pirate terrorizing the Cornish coast.

Classic love drama with Lorna Heilbron.

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With Dona disguised as a cabin boy, Jean leads his pirate crew in a daring raid in which everything depends upon their ability to outwit their victims.

Recorded on 1989-09-13.

Disguised as a cabin boy, Lady Dona St Columb embarks on an adventure with her dashing French pirate.

Disguised as a cabin boy, Lady Dona St Columb sets sail with her dashing French pirate.

Classic love drama with Lorna Heilbron.

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Dona fears for Jean Benoit's safety when Sir Harry arrives from London and embarks on a plan to catch the pirate.

Dona has found love and adventure, but on returning to Navron she is horrified to find a new threat in the shape of her husband Harry and the shrewd Lord Rockingham.

Recorded on 1989-09-18.

Dona fears for her beloved pirate's safety, with her husband Harry out to capture him.

Classic love drama with Lorna Heilbron.

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As Harry and his friends hatch a plan to deal with the French pirate once and for all, the threat posed to Dona by Lord Rockingham reaches crisis point.

Recorded on 1989-09-19.

The threat posed to Dona by Lord Rockingham reaches crisis point and the pirate's future looks bleak.

As Harry plots against the pirate, Lord Rockingham's threat to Dona is at crisis point.

Classic love drama with Lorna Heilbron.

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As the French pirate awaits execution, Dona risks everything for the man she loves.

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By: Daphne du Maurier

Starring: Sheila Ruskin/David Buck/Geoffrey Matthews.