Buchan, John (1875-1940)

Last Edited: 28-Mar-2017 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
Publ. 1927
Broadcast
23-Aug-1975
Witch Wood
Michael Deacon, Jack Watson, Rosalind Shanks,
Audrey Cameron, Simon Lack, David Sinclair,
Henry Stamper, Fraser Kerr, Paul Gayman, Alan
Dudley, Nigel Lambert
Adapted for radio by John Keir Cross
Directed by Glyn Dearman
87:05, 81651, S
hiss
Publ. 1927
Broadcast
21-Jun-1992
BBC R4X
Witch Wood
Paul Young, Tom Fleming, Iain Cuthbertson, Gerda
Stevenson, Mary Riggans, Crawford Logan,
Alexander Morton, Robert Trotter, John Shedden,
Martyn James, Eileen Macallum, Rose Mcbain, Ian
Agnew, Martin Black, James Twaddale, Ronald Simon
Adapted By John Scotney
Piper Robert Wallace
Director Alec Reid
87:00, 81398, S
 
The Thirty-Nine Steps
  1. The Milkman Sets Out on His
    Travels
  2. The Coming of the Black Stone
David Robb, Tom Baker, William Hope, Tracy Wiles,
Thomas Arnold, Philip Joseph, Gordon Reid, Kenny
Blythe, Struan Rodger, Stewart McQuarrie
Dramatised by Bert Coules
Directed by Bruce Young
57:02, 53483, S
56:28, 52943, S
CBS
The Mercury
Theatre on
the Air
01-Aug-1938
The Thirty-Nine Steps Orson Welles
58:59, 27647, M
13-Dec-1937
Lux Theatre
The Thirty-Nine Steps Robert Montgomery, Ida Lupino, Leonard Mudie,
Reginald Sheffield, Herbert Evans, Keith Kenneth,
Lionel Belmore, Vernon Steele, Edgar Norton, Eric
Wilton, Raymond Lawrence, Ward Lane, Eric
Snowden, Norman Ainsley, Sybil Harris, Phyllis
Coghlan
George Wells - adaptation
Melville Ruic
k, Frank Nelson - announcer
Frank Woodruff - director
Cecil B. DeMille - host
Louis Silver - music

59:51, 56111, M
CBS
Suspense
03-Mar-1952
The Thirty-Nine Steps Tudor Owen, Joseph Kerns, Ben Wright, William
Johnstone, Charles Davis, Byron Kane, Raymond Lawrence
adapted by Sylvia Richards
directed and produced by Alan Lewis
29:10, 6805, M
1978
The Thirty-Nine Steps
Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter, Karen
Dotrice, John Mills
Directed by Don Sharp
98:15, 878540, V
VIDEO
 
The Thirty-Nine Steps
David Rintoul, Jimmy Chisholm, Michael Elder,
Crawford Logan, David McKail, Alexander Norton,
John Shedden
dramatised by Peter Buttman
Directed by Patrick Rayner
87:16, 81823, S
Audible
The Thirty-Nine Steps read by Robert Powell
234:48, 109585, M
13-Aug-1972 to
17-Sep-1972
The Adventures of Richard Hannay
  1. The Man Who Died
  2. Hawk Swoops
  3. The Thirty-Nine Steps
  4. Hannay Gets Down to Work
  5. Mr Ivery is Revealed
  6. Mr Standfast
Fraser Carr, Patricia Galimore, Brian Haynes,
Michael Spice, Henry Stamper, Kelly Francis,
David Valour, John Rye, Michael Harmer,
Michael Deacon, Patrick Tull, Manny Wilson,
John Samson, William Fox, Blaine Fairman, Paul
Maxwell, Douglas Blackwell, Eva Stewart,
David March, Harold Casker, Sean Barrett,
Geoffrey Matthews, Peter Pratt, Peter Tudnam,
Lewis Stringer, William Eadle, Robin Brown,
Garard Green, Michael Harbour, Olwyn Griffiths,
Martin Friend, William Slaigh, Ronald Herdman
Adapted by Winifred Carey
Produced by Norman Wright
53:48, 25229, m
53:56, 25290, m
56:44, 26298, m
55:46, 26150, m
56:29, 26480, m
56:14, 26366, m
hiss and hum
 
Hannay  (Series 1 and 2)
(after John Buchan)
Robert Powell
directed by John Giles, Guy Slater
51:48, 429568, V
51:09, 429540, V
49:56, 429400, V
49:39, 429366, V
49:54, 429716, V
50:20, 429634, V

51:34, 429278, V
48:59, 429528, V
49:45, 429266, V
49:48, 429266, V
49:12, 429828, V
50:44, 429694, V
50:25, 429664, V
THAMES TV VIDEO 
R7:
03-Sep-2010
06-Sep-2010 
The Three Hostages
  1. Make the Acquaintance of
    a Popular Man
  2. I Visit the Fields of Eden
David Robb, Hayden Gwynn, Clive Merrison,
Michael Maloney, Christian Rodsga, Suat
Faress, Gordon Reid, Andrew Harrison, Ben
Crowe, Emma Callender
Dramatized by Bert Coules
Directed by Bruce Young
57:00, 53449, S
57:00, 53453, S
audiobook
The Three Hostages read by Edmund Dehn
5:44:11, 161359, M
5:06:12, 143571, M
03-Jul-2005
--
26-Dec-2005
27-Dec-2005
R7:
30-Aug-2010
31-Aug-2010
Greenmantle
David Robb, James Fleet, Clive Merrison,
Stuart Milligan, Jon Glover, Jack Klaff, David
Timson, Rachel Atkins, Harry Myers,
Matthew Pidgeon, Hash Chamchoun
dramatised by Patricia Hannah
Directed by Bruce Young
56:53, 53338, S
56:40, 53127, S
audiobook
Greenmantle read by Robert Whitfield
4:53:08, 137439, M
4:06:28, 116024, M
09-Mar-2008
16-Mar-2008
R7:
01-Sep-2010
02-Sep-2010
Mr Standfast
David Robb, Clive Merrison, Struan Rodger,
Jasmine Hyde, Jon Glover, Thomas Arnold,
John Guerrasio, Briony McRoberts, Liza
Sadovy, John Stahl, Peter Marinker, Ben
Crowe, Chris Pavlo, Ben Onwukwe
dramatised by Bert Coules
Director Bruce Young
56:20, 52820, S
57:01, 53457, S
audiobook
Mr Standfast
read by Edmund Dehn
6:01:40, 169565, M
6:27:59, 181901, M
R7:
05-Jul-2009
The Courts of the Morning
Ian Macdermid, Fiona Francis, Andrew Wardlaw,
Sandy Neilson, Lynne Baines, Richard
Greenwood, Derek Anders, Finaly Welsh, Mark Tolman
dramatized by Guy Slater
directed by Patrick Rayner
88:52, 83325, S
R7:
24-Jun-2009
25-Jun-2009
26-Jun-2009
Huntingtower
  1. The Princess in the Tower
  2. The First Battle
  3. The Die-Hards Go into Action
Roy Hanlon, Stuart Macquarrie, Eileen MacCallum, Sharon
Maharaj, Gordon Struth, Martin Black, Anne Scott Jones,
Paul Dixie, John Sheddon, Alistair McCrone, David McHale,
John Greave, Paul Joyce, Dominic Ray, David Mooney,
Brian Gallagher, Andrew Johnson, Michael MacKenzie,
Ernest Blake
dramatized by Trevor Royal
directed by Patrick Rayner
57:08, 53566, S
57:07, 53554, S
57:10, 53606, S
R7:
29-Jun-2009 to
10-Jul-2009
Sick Heart River
read by Paul Young
abridged by Trevor Royal
14:35, 13679, S
14:04, 13200, S
14:32, 13635, S
14:30, 13604, S
14:05, 13210, S
14:28, 13577, S
14:28, 13567, S
14:35, 13679, S
14:08, 13261, S
14:11, 13301, S
BBC R4
23-Jan-1983 to
06-Feb-1983
The Island of Sheep
  1. The Tablet of Jade
  2. The Dog Samr
  3. The Riddle of the Tablet
Nigel Anthony, Robert Lang, John Rowe, Geoffrey
Matthews, Sandra Clark, Patrick Mallowhide, Jill
Litston, James Bryce, Alex Norton, Maureen O'Brien,
Diana Olsen, Ed Nixon, Clair Nielsen, Henry Stamper,
Ronald Baddiley, Joseph Brady, Nigel Graham,
Stephen Thorne
adapted by Anthony Kieran
directed by Patrick Rayner
50:26, 47280, M
51:17, 48082, M
54:05, 50700, M
audiobook
The Island of Sheep
read by Edmund Dehn 4:11:30, 117929, M
4:24:07, 123845, M

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
23-Jun-2005
Frederick Forsyth on John Buchan
Frederick Forsyth
Produced by James Crawford
28:25, 26642, S
2006
John Buchan – Master of Suspense
Narrated and directed by Alexander Leith
58:44, 563228, V
BBC4 VIDEO 
BBC R3
24-Jun-2014
Free Thinking -
The Thirty-Nine Steps and World War I
Matthew Sweet
Producer Laura Thomas
44:42, 41857, S