The Three Hostages (film)

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The Three Hostages
Directed by Clive Donner
Written by John Prebble
John Buchan (novel)
Starring Barry Foster
Diana Quick
John Castle
David Markham
Distributed by BBC
Release dates
  • 27 December 1977 (1977-12-27)
Running time
85 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Three Hostages is a 1977 British television film directed by Clive Donner and based on the John Buchan thriller novel The Three Hostages. It starred Barry Foster, Diana Quick, John Castle and David Markham.[1] Foster played the lead role of Richard Hannay, a retired British soldier who works occasionally for the British intelligence services. The story follows his attempt to recover three hostages taken prisoner by a shadowy criminal organisation.[2]


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