The Three Hostages (film)

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The Three Hostages
Directed byClive Donner
Written byJohn Prebble
John Buchan (novel)
StarringBarry Foster
Diana Quick
John Castle
David Markham
Distributed byBBC
Release date
  • 27 December 1977 (1977-12-27)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Three Hostages is a 1977 British television film directed by Clive Donner, produced by Mark Shivas, and starring Barry Foster as Richard Hannay, a retired British soldier who works occasionally for the British intelligence services, Diana Quick as Mary Hannay, John Castle as Dominick Medina, and David Markham as Greenslade.[1] It was based on the John Buchan thriller novel The Three Hostages.

The story follows Hannay's attempt to recover three hostages taken prisoner by a shadowy criminal organisation.[2]


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