Pretenders (1972)

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Pretenders was a 13 episode British television series produced by Harlech Television in the UK in February 1972 on ITV. Pretenders was filmed in Somerset, England and Wales.

The 13-part historical adventure series with a factual background starring Frederick Jaeger as a German mercenary who assists Elam, a boy who believes he is the illegitimate son of The Duke Of Monmouth, who in turn is the illegitimate son of Charles ll, and therefore claims to be rightful heir to the throne. The series followed their various adventures, leading up to the climactic battle of Sedgemoor, the last battle on English soil.

Series Cast

  1. Frederick Jaeger as Joachim

    Frederick Jaeger


    13 Episodes

  2. Curtis Arden as Elam

    Curtis Arden


    13 Episodes

  3. Elizabeth Robillard as Perfect

    Elizabeth Robillard


    13 Episodes

  4. James Cossins as Old Elam

    James Cossins

    Old Elam

    13 Episodes

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Season 1

1972 • 13 Episodes

In England in 1685, two children are caught up in the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion against King James II.

Fare Thee Well

(1x13, May 21, 1972) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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