U certificateThe Riddle of the Sands is a Film programme that first aired in 1979 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Riddle of the Sands is a 2 star programme

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The Riddle of the Sands (1979)

Directed by
Tony Maylam

Tony Maylam's film is based on Erskine Childers' classic novel Set in 1901. Arthur Davies, whilst out sailing in the North Sea, has a run-in with a German captain, Dollmann. His suspicions aroused, he acts quickly as Germans are planning an invasion of Britain and they are the only two who can stop them.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1979

2/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is The Riddle of the Sands next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 Tomorrow, 12:40pm and on Film4 Plus 1 Tomorrow, 1:40pm. See more...


Image for Michael YorkMichael York...Charles Carruthers
Image for Jenny AgutterJenny Agutter...Clara
Image for Simon MacCorkindaleSimon MacCorkindale...Arthur Davies
Alan Badel...Dollmann
J├╝rgen Andersen...Von Bruening
Michael Sheard...Boehme
Hans Meyer...Grimm
Wolf Kahler...Kaiser Wilhelm II
Olga Lowe...Frau Dollmann
Ronald Markham...Withers