A Kestrel for a Knave is a Drama programme.


A Kestrel for a Knave

Teenager Billy Casper is ridiculed and bullied at home and at school, but he discovers meaning and purpose in his harsh day-to-day existence when he finds a kestrel - which he calls Kes. Life fleetingly takes on direction, meaning and some small status for Billy as he trains the bird, but will this contentment be short-lived? Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Barry Hines' novel, starring George Kent.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is A Kestrel for a Knave next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 FM April 12th, 3:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Kelly Harrison
Joe McArdle
George Kent
Craig Cheetham
Fiona McAlpine
Adrian Hood
Lee Rufford
Olivia Sephton
Ethan Godbold
Ella McHugh
Grace McVeigh
Georgia Mahoney
Harvey Kitchen
Robert Rigby
Ronan Braisby
Isaac Bartram
Troy Tipple
Corey Westwood
Daniel Corey
Daniel Rainford