Pretenders (TV series)

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Starring Frederick Jaeger
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) Patrick Dromgoole
Leonard White
Production company(s) HTV
Original network ITV
Original release 27 February – 21 May 1972

Pretenders was a 13 episode British television series produced by Harlech Television (HTV) in the UK in February 1972 on ITV. Pretenders was filmed in Somerset, England and Wales.

The 13-part historical adventure series (set in 1685) with a factual background starring Frederick Jaeger as a German mercenary who assists Elam (Curtis Arden), a boy who believes he is the illegitimate son of The Duke Of Monmouth, who in turn is the illegitimate son of Charles ll, and therefore claims to be rightful heir to the throne. The series followed their various adventures, leading up to the climactic battle of Sedgemoor, the last battle on English soil.


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