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The Brothers: Public Concern (BBC-1 20 Oct 1974)

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In Public Concern Merroney and Co have agreed to go ahead with the floatation of Hammonds but there might just be a spanner in the works thanks to a local agitator called Arthur Naylor who wants Hammonds to change the route that their trucks use (mainly because they travel down the road his mum lives on!) but as Ted does his best to calm the situaton down he realises that Naylor’s real motive is to get himself a job with the company.

A really fascinating episode, a big opening out of Hammonds with a glimpse into Riley’s hectic office and the sheer scale of the amount of work that does go on in Hammonds, there is also a real Crossroads soapy feel to the dealings with the petition against the road business with Naylor and the elderly ladies,

Interestingly whenever Carol appears in the show (Brian visits boarding school to tell her the bad news about the divorce) she seems to get younger!

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UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 20 October 1974

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Writer: John Pennington / Production Design: Ian Ashurst / Director: Lennie Mayne

The Brothers Season Four Episode Eight

guest cast
MURRAY HAYNE as Martin Farrell
COLIN BAKER as Merroney
CHARLOTTA MARTINUS as Carol Hammond
CAROL HOLLAND as Sally
JOHN BADDELEY as Arthur Naylor
DAVID PURCELL as Logan
CHRISTOPHER GILBERT as George Lewis
NICHOLAS FIELD as Harry Blane
ALLAN DEUTROM as Charlie Royle
PATRICIA MASON as Mrs Abbot
NATALIE KENT as Mrs Naylor

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