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Hannay was originally created by the Scottish author John Buchan in the novel The Thirty Nine Steps (first published in 1915). Richard Hannay is a man of his times - a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer upholding a moral code which is distinctly his own.

Although Hannay is an outsider, he is at once a rugged gentleman and a knight errant with the fairer sex. Portrayed on film by Robert Donat and Kenneth More, he is brought vividly to life on the small screen by Robert Powell who had earlier portrayed him in the 1978 film of The Thirty Nine Steps.

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The year is 1912 and the 'unsinkable' ship 'Titanic' has sunk. Richard Hannay's god-daughter Susan is being married, but the night before the wedding the groom mysteriously goes missing.

Hannay soon finds himself involved in a bizarre mystery involving a kidnapping, two murders and a plot involving the Czar of Russia.

Robert PowellRobert Powell
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Executive Producer: Lloyd Shirley
Production Designer: David Ferris
Editor: Nick Ames
Casting: Pat O'Connell
First Assistant Director: Julian Meers
Music: Denis King
Costume Designer: Jennie Tate, June Cannon
Make-up: Carol Cooper
Camera Operator: Bob Simmons (1), John Chapman (1)

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Recurring Guests

Christopher Scoular as Reggie Armitage (5 eps)
Gavin Richards as Count Von Schwabing (4 eps)
Neville Phillips as Club Clerk (3 eps)
Jill Meager as Eleanor Armitage (3 eps)
Diane Bull as Sal Alford (2 eps)
Trevor Bowen as Foreign Secretary (2 eps)
Nicholas Coppin as Kipper (2 eps)
Felix Bowness as Music Hall Comedian (2 eps)
John Hughes (1) as Station Master (2 eps)
William Davies (1) as Music Hall Pianist (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 06, 1988
Ended: March 01, 1989
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