Set in the small Dorset village of Moonfleet, this two-part adaptation of the much loved John Meade Falkner novel will star Ray Winstone (The Sweeney, Sexy Beast) alongside Aneurin Barnard (We’ll Take Manhattan, The White Queen).
In the story, young John Trenchard (Barnard) is desperate to join the local band of smugglers led by Elzevir Block (Winstone). Together they embark on an adventure full of action, friendship and humour, and hunt for a fabled lost diamond. Their journey takes them from 18th Century Dorset, to the Jewel quarter of The Hague and on to a gripping, final sea voyage.
Moonfleet will air exclusively on Sky 1 HD later this year.