In The Female of the Species Jennifer is heading off to Canada to visit her daughter and is upset that Ted is not finding the time to go with her (they had arranged the holiday some time before but Ted now thinks there are too many business distractions for him to take time off) although he does find time to have lunch and dinner with April whilst Paul is away in Amsterdam. Meanwhile Brian and Ann need to come to a proper arrangement about Carol who runs away from home to Mary’s.
Lots of angst and talk between Ann and Brian mean this is quite the dull episode, Debbie Farrington is excellent as Carol, very confident and it’s also interesting how David and Jane seem to be growing a bit closer whilst Brian is otherwise occupied. Gwen Riley is also seeking external stimulus now that the house has fallen through and has been working at a local playgroup.
UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 29 September 1976
Writer: Brian Finch / Production Design: Lynda Kettle / Director: Mary Ridge
The Brothers Season Seven Episode Four
JEAN ANDERSON as Mary Hammond
RICHARD EASTON as Brian Hammond
ROBIN CHADWICK as David Hammond
JENNIFER WILSON as Jennifer Hammond
DEREK BENFIELD as Bill Riley
KATE O’MARA as Jane Maxwell
COLIN BAKER as Paul Merroney
MARGARET ASHCROFT as Gwen Riley
LIZA GODDARD as April Merroney
HILARY TINDALL as Ann Hammond
DEBBIE FARRINGTON as Carol Hammond