By Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Chris Dolan.
The Master Of Ballantrae is a swashbuckling adventure story, set in SCOTLAND and America in the 18th century.
It features piracy, buried treasure, and a feud between two brothers - one favoured, the other overlooked; one bad, one good - as they vie for money, power and love.After the Jacobite rebellion of 1745, James Durie, the rightful heir to the title, the Master of Ballantrae, flees SCOTLAND for a life of piracy and murder.
robert louis stevenson's buccaneering tale of family division in jacobite times.
A buccaneering tale of a family with divided loyalties during the Jacobite uprising.
A buccaneering tale of a family with divided loyalties during the Jacobite uprising. Stars David Rintoul and Liam Brennan.
Set at the time of the Jacobite uprising, The Master of Ballantrae tells of a family divided. James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, abandons his ancestral home to support the Scottish rebellion - leaving his younger brother Henry, who is faithful to the English crown, to inherit the title of Lord Durrisdeer.
But he is to return years later, embittered by battles and a savage life of piracy on the high seas, to demand his inheritance. Turning the people against the Lord, he begins a savage feud with his brother that will lead the pair from the Scottish Highlands to the American Wilderness.
Robert Louis Stevenson's buccaneering tale stars David Rintoul and Liam Brennan. First broadcast in 2004.
The house of Durrisdeer is shattered when the master returns from the dead for a second time.
After the brother's bitter duel, the body of James Durie has mysteriously disappeared.