The Edge of the Sword

The Edge of the Sword

Director: Henry Herbert

Year: 1983

Season: 1, Episode: 5

Episodes: 20

Plot: "June 1644" "Edge of the Sword" Civil War-wounded veteran Sir Martin Lacey is determined to make his castle Annescott a haven for stranded Royalist soldiers. The place has been raided by the Roundheads looking for silver plates collected to help the king's finances. The king was driven back to gain a firm footing in Oxford. With poor courage Sir Martin and his son Tom round up servants, a few old men, to form a small army to fortify the castle against some sort of round-headed attack.
Original Title: The Edge of the Sword
Director: Henry Herbert
Writer: Alexander Baron , John Hawkesworth
Producer: Brian Spiby , John Hawkesworth
Type: episode
Year: 1983
Genres: Drama, History, War
Cast: Johanna Myers , Michael Shallard , Malcolm Stoddard , Emlyn Price , Will Kenton , James Coyle , Stuart St Paul , Rob Edwards , Sharon Maughan , Janet Lees-Price , Lucy Aston , Julian Glover , Simon Dutton , Michael Parkhouse , Frank Mills , Andrew MacLachlan , Simon Butteriss , Rosalie Crutchley , Claire Davenport , Debbie Goodman , Eileen Way , Judy Buxton , Jonathan Elsom , Edward Peel , Tim Bentinck , Mark Burns , Peter Chandler
Countries: United Kingdom
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Original Air Date: 13 Nov 1983
Rating: 7.4
Votes: 7
Year: 1983
Akas: The Edge of the Sword (United Kingdom)
Distributors: BBC One , British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Producer: Brian Spiby , John Hawkesworth
Production Manager: Margot Hayhoe
Composer: Alan Blaikley , Ken Howard
Editorial Department: Malcolm Banthorpe , Jim Stephens
Sound Crew: Doug Whittaker , Graham Wilkinson
Visual Effects: Stuart Brisdon
Music Department: John Altman
Miscellaneous Crew: Richard Cox , Sarah Garner , Gordon Ronald , Derek Thompson , Peter Young
Costume Designer: Richard Croft
Make Up: Monica Linford , Dorka Nieradzik
Art Department: Bob Sutton
Camera and Electrical Department: Martin Mathewson , Alan Horne , John Mason , John Vincent
Production Design: Chris Pemsel
Stunt Performer: Malcolm Ranson
Season: 1
Episode: 5
Number of Episodes: 20
Episode of: The Edge of the Sword