Robert Powell stars as Richard Hannay in this series of adventures featuring John Buchan's popular hero first portrayed in his novel "The Thirty Nine Steps". This Thames Television series set in Edwardian times, begins in 1912 - three years before "The Thirty Nine Steps" - in the dark days leading up to the First World War, when Scots-born Hannay, who has already achieved recognition as an officer in military intelligence, a mining engineer and a successful prospector, returns to Britain after thirty years in Africa, to seek a bride, a home, and a quiet life... This fast-paced series captures the action packed style of Buchan's original. As it moves from the spectacular highlands of Scotland to the splendour of country estates and gentlemen's clubs. In a string of remarkable adventures, from the case of the Mansfield diamonds to the harrowing 'Voyage into Fear' Hannay's ingenuity is stretched to the limit. The series also features Hannay's sworn enemy, the ingenious Count Von Schwabing, whose sights are firmly set on Hannay, whatever the time, wherever the place. As well as sparring with the Count, Hannay manages to outwit some of Britain's smartest criminals... and always finds time to win the heart of a beautiful woman.