A four part dramatisation of the great novel of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.

Dramatised by Roger Danes

Part 1 – Red coat, White cockade
As Bonnie Prince Charlie tries to regain the throne of Great Britain for the Stuart dynasty, a young Englishman finds himself fighting on the wrong side.

Part 2 – The clash of love and duty
Waverley, on leave from his regiment, has been injured in the great stag hunt (serves him right)

Part 3 – Bonnet, belt and sword
Waverley, who was to stand trial for treason, hasbeen rescued by the rebels.

Part 4 – Liberty in every blow
Waverley and the Jacobite army reach Derby, but then the retreat begins.