THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS

2023-01-21T08:00:00.0000000Z

2023-01-21T08:00:00.0000000Z

Daily Telegraph

https://dailytelegraph.pressreader.com/article/281848647723906

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1978 Film4, 4.15pm ÌÌÌÌÌ Hitchcock’s adaptation may be regarded as the best, but this, the third version of John Buchan’s 1915 novel, is the one that sticks the closest to the original text. It stars Robert Powell as spy-catcher Richard Hannay, and is most notable for its final scene with Hannay dangling from the hands of Big Ben; Powell would later reprise the role in the 1988 TV series Hannay. Filled with thrilling twists and turns.

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