The Happy Valley 32 years old

In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the feature film White Mischief, which was released seven months after the first transmission of The Happy Valley.


Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott

Sir Henry 'Jock' Delves Broughton

Graham Crowden
Graham Crowden

Chief Justice (voice)

Holly Aird
Holly Aird

Juanita Carberry

Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne

John Carberry

Roshan Seth
Roshan Seth

Defence Solicitor

All Cast

Name Character
Denholm Elliott He was 65, 70 years old when he died as Sir Henry 'Jock' Delves Broughton
Roshan Seth He was 45, now 78 years old as Defence Solicitor
Michael Byrne He was 43, now 76 years old as John Carberry
Graham Crowden He was 64, 87 years old when he died as Chief Justice (voice)
Diana Kent as Christmas Party Guest
Holly Aird She was 18, now 50 years old as Juanita Carberry
Cathryn Harrison She was 28, 59 years old when she died as Helen Tapsell
Kathryn Pogson She was 33, now 66 years old as June Carberry
Guy Williams He was 63, 65 years old when he died as Christmas Party Guest
Mark Wynter was 44, now 77 years old as Vocalist
Peter Sands He was 63, 91 years old when he died as Lord Erroll


Name Department
Geoffrey Burgon as Music. Geoffrey Burgon was 46 (69) years old when Geoffrey Burgon died Sound
Clare Douglas as Editor. she was 43 (73) years old when she died Editing
Odile Dicks-Mireaux as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Ross Devenish as Director. he was 47 (now 80) years old Directing
Cedric Messina as Producer. he was 66 (72) years old when he died Production
Antony Carrick as Production Manager. Production
The Happy Valley (32 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, September 06, 1987
  • Runtime: 88 minutes