Clayhanger (ITV 1976, Peter McEnery, Janet Suzman)

Clayhanger 1976

Period drama series Clayhanger, based on a series of novels by Arnold Bennett, told stories of two generations of a 19th century Potteries family.

This mammoth production was some 14 months in the making and featured over 100 interior sets.

Peter McEnery as Edwin Clayhanger
Janet Suzman as Hilda Lessways
Thelma Whiteley as Maggie Clayhanger
Louise Purnell as Janet Orgreave
Joyce Redman as Auntie Hamps
Harry Andrews as Darius Clayhanger
Bruce Purchase as Big James
Timothy Woolgar as George Cannon Jr.
John Horsley as Osmond Orgreave
Anne Carroll as Clara Benbow
Denis Quilley as George Cannon
Clive Swift as Albert Benbow
Denholm Elliott as Tertius Ingpen
Hugh Walters as Stifford

crew details
Writer: Douglas Livingstone
Novels: Arnold Bennett
Producers: David Reid, Douglas Livingstone
Directors: John Davies, David Reid

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: ITV – ATV
Duration: 26×50 minute episodes
Aired From: 1 January – 24 June 1976

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