The Tales of Para Handy

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The Tales of Para Handy is a Scottish television series set in the western isles of Scotland in the 1930s, based on the Para Handy books by Neil Munro. It starred Gregor Fisher as Captain Peter "Para Handy" MacFarlane, Sean Scanlan as first mate Dougie... read more
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The Tales of Para Handy is a Scottish television series set in the western isles of Scotland in the 1930s, based on the Para Handy books by Neil Munro. It starred Gregor Fisher as Captain Peter "Para Handy" MacFarlane, Sean Scanlan as first mate Dougie Cameron, Rikki Fulton as engineer Dan Macphail and Andrew Fairlie as Sunny Jim. These four made up the crew of the puffer Vital Spark which was employed by the Campbell Shipping Company, headquartered in Glasgow and run by Andrew Campbell, Para Handy's brother-in-law and owner of the Vital Spark.

Original Release

07/31/1994 on BBC

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 The Fortune Teller Monday, 31 July 1995
2 Para Handy's Piper Monday, 07 August 1995
3 The Malingerer Monday, 21 August 1995
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Directors

Ron Bain, Jim Shields, Morag Fullarton, Colin Gilbert

Writers

Bob Black, Michael Russell, Colin MacDonald

Creators

Neil Munro

Cast

Sean Scanlan Dougie
Gregor Fisher Para Handy
Andrew Fairlie Sunny Jim
Rikki Fulton Macphail
Paul Young Andrew Campbell
Sally Howitt Miss Kelly
Carolyn Pickles Lady Ramsay
Gilbert Martin Captain Angus
Louise Ironside Maid
Joanne Bett Susan
Alyxis Daly Margaret
Dave Anderson Henry Fleming
George Docherty Telegram Man
Martyn James Jim Donachie
Gordon Kennedy Constable MacLeod
Jonathan Watson Coastguard Officer
Grant Smeaton MacTaggart
Carl Masson Wilson
Greg Powrie Hotel Receptionist
Alan Vicary Policeman

Producers

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