Anthony Higgins in Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth on BBC TV in 1977

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This TV series of the Rosemary Sutcliff novel The Eagle of the Ninth is not available anywhere I have found; this is some  seconds at BBC Togas on TV.  This video was made for http://www.anthonyhiggins.narod.ru . There was a post about the series a few years back on the excellent (but now silent) blueremembered.blogspot.com

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  1. Illustrations in my newly acquired copy of the book (paperback version) are very dark, not as clear cut as your photographed examples shown here. I’m disappointed at this.

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  2. I so wish the BBC would release this series on DVD. It was much more faithful to the novel than “The Eagle”

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  3. So cool! Even though it’s almost unfairly tantalizing to see so little of it, what I saw there looked very good. They kept Sutcliff’s dialogue and seemed to deliver it faithfully. Also, I’m pleased that Marcus looks mostly like she described him in the book.

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