ALL three films of John Buchan’s famous novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps, will be shown in Peebles this month.

On Sunday, March 10, the Eastgate Theatre will screen each adaptation – one after the other.

Shown first is the 1935 film with Robert Donat and Madeline Carroll – the only one that Buchan saw.

The second, made in 1959, stars Kenneth More and Sid James and Tanya Elg.

And finally, the 1978 film, which stars Robert Powell as Richard Hannay and Michelle Dotrice.

They all treat the story in a different way and all vary from the original book.

And Deborah Stewartby, John Buchan’s granddaughter, will be on hand to give a brief introduction before each film.

Meanwhile, in the Eastgate Studio, there will be an exhibition of photographs by Euan Myles, director of Albert Street Studios, of his interpretation of character Richard Hannay’s flight.

He told us: “I wanted to focus on Richard Hannay when he is being pursued out on the hills.

“I wanted to portray the feeling of being alone in such a large landscape.”

There will be prosecco and ‘posh popcorn’ available in the Eastgate Café, and other refreshments, during the afternoon.

There will also be a Sign-A-Fiver Draw for a number of prizes, including a voucher for the long-awaited new biography of John Buchan by Ursula Buchan, entitled More Than Thirty Nine Steps.

The book will be published in early April 2019.

And there will be a chance to purchase gifts which normally retail in the John Buchan Museum in the Chambers Institution.

Thanks to the generosity of a late patron of the museum, the event is free, but tickets must be booked at the Eastgate box office.

The screenings take place at 2pm, 4.30pm and 6pm.