The Ravelled Thread, DVD


All six episodes of the ITV children's historical adventure series initially broadcast in 1979/1980.

Set in Portsmouth against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the action centers around a humble warehouse clerk, Silas Trumble (Robert James), who becomes caught up in a chilling conspiracy and jailed for a crime he did not commit.

His daughter Abigail (Julia Lewis) fights to prove his innocence with the help of street urchins led by Gegor (Jack Wild), and William Sedgwick (Steven Grives), a mysterious journalist with a strange secret.

Together, they unmask a sinister plot that threatens to drag Britain into the American Civil War and change the course of history.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (PG)
  • EAN: 5019322322979
  • Catalogue number: 132297
  • Studio: Simply Home Entertainment
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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