JOHN THAW: Redcap Annual 1965.

Hi Everyone and welcome to a new post. I managed to get hold of an annual that was based on the John Thaw series from the 1960s, Redcap. 

Redcap is a British television series produced by ABC Weekend Television and broadcast on the ITV network.

It starred John Thaw as Sergeant John Mann, a member of the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police and ran for two series and 26 episodes between 1964 and 1966. Other actors appearing in the series included Kenneth Colley, Keith Barron, Windsor Davies, David Battley and Allan Cuthbertson. The series was created by Jack Bell and employed a variety of writers including Roger Marshall, Troy Kennedy-Martin, Jeremy Paul, Robert Holles and Richard Harris. Of the run, 23 of the 26 episodes still exist. It was the series that made John Thaw a TV star and a household name. 

What I plan to do is put the contents of the annual onto my website in sizeable chunks. I have also created a PDF that you can download and so read the articles, stories etc at your leisure.

Click HERE to open PDF

So, here is the first part of my posts on the REDCAP annual. I hope you enjoy.

I hope you all enjoyed the post and are looking forward to the next stories from the annual.

Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

2 thoughts

  1. Super post, Chris — what a delight for those of us who would never have been able to find such a treasure!! Thanks for bringing us such joy with each and every one of your posts!!!

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