Raven (1977 TV series)

Raven is a British television series made for ITV by ATV in 1977.

Written byTrevor Ray
Jeremy Burnham
Directed byMichael Hart
StarringPhil Daniels
Michael Aldridge
Patsy Rowlands
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)Colin Shindler
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)ATV
Original networkITV
Original release19 September 
24 October 1977

The series starred Phil Daniels in the title role as a former borstal inmate sent on a rehabilitation programme, assisting an archaeology professor in his excavation of a system of caves and who subsequently is compelled to fight a plan to build a nuclear plant on the site. The cave system is connected to the legend of King Arthur. The programme consistently featured the sign of Pluto as a symbol for Phil Daniels's quest.

Other cast members in the serial included Michael Aldridge, Patsy Rowlands, James Kerry, Shirley Cheriton and Tenniel Evans. An episode of this series is available to view at the National Media Museum in Bradford, UK.

The whole series of six parts was long been believed to be incomplete in the archives, until Network DVD, an independent DVD publishing company that specialises in classic British television, unearthed the original 2" VT tapes. Network released the series on DVD in 2010.

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