Kidnapped (2005 miniseries)
Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1886 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck.
|Created by||Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Written by||Bev Doyle|
|Directed by||Brendan Maher|
James Anthony Pearson
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Executive producer(s)||Diana Kyle|
|Running time||50 mins|
|Production company(s)||South Pacific Productions|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Original release||27 February –|
13 March 2005
On 1 December 2004, it was announced that the BBC had commissioned Kidnapped.
Among the plot deviations from novel to movie:
- The movie added a love interest for Davie in Catriona, the daughter of James of the Glen. This plot element is from Stevenson's sequel novel, Catriona.
- In the novel Kidnapped, Breck and James of the Glen were never arrested by the British, but the movie showed James of the Glen being falsely arrested with the threat of being hanged, to force Breck to give himself up.
- The movie added the Long Mile Gang, expert trackers, to track Davie and Breck across Scotland, but the novel only had British troops.