Widely regarded as the first modern novel, Miguel de Cervantes’s classic tale chronicles the adventures of the knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza in 17th century Spain.

Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears at or near the top of lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published and is the best-selling non-religious, non-political work of fiction of all time.

Bob Grant dons the suit of armour as Don Quixote and Bernard Cribbins is Sancho in this enjoyable caper.

Two episodes of one and a half hours each.

The Adventures of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de Ie Mancha by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra.

Episode 1 of 2

Don Quixote dons his rusty armour, mounts his broken down horse and sets off with Sancho Panza, his faithful squire, to put the world to rights. The classic adventure published in 1605. Adapted by John Arden.

Episode 2 of 2

The intrepid Don Quixote is challenged by the Knight of the Mirrors. The classic adventure published in 1605. Adapted by John Arden.

Starring Bob Grant as Don Quixote, Bernard Cribbins as Sancho Panza, Ronald Baddiley as Cervantes and Meg Johnson as Aldonza.