The Round Tower

Set in the 1950s and 60s, this is the story of convent-educated Vanessa Ratcliffe, the rebellious seventeen-year-old daughter of a wealthy middle-class family, and Angus Cotton, an ambitious charge-hand at her father’s engineering works in Newcastle. A sequence of unexpected and dramatic events draws the unlikely couple close together, but not before Vanessa destroys the tranquillity of the Ratcliffe family by becoming pregnant…

“sure-fire hit…polished performances from Jan Harvey and Keith Barron” – The People

“glossy three-part drama…pure Cookson” – Radio Times


Emilia Fox, Ben Miles, Dennis Lawson, Keith Barron, Jan Harvey

Screenplay by

T.R. Bowen

Directed by

Alan Grint

Produced by

Ray Marshall

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