Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The oft-filmed Robert Louis Stevenson novel The Master of Ballantrae was given its first British TV miniseries treatment in 1971. Set in 18th century Scotland, the story concerned a pair of brothers, James and Henry, who became separated when Henry enlisted in the service of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Upon being misinformed that Henry was killed, the covetous James set himself up as Master of Ballantrae hall. The series' six 50-minute episodes were devoted to Henry's efforts to reclaim his birthright and settle accounts with his usurping sibling. The Master of Ballantrae was a presentation of the BBC.