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Diamonds (ITV 1981, John Stride, Hildegard Neil)

Diamonds

Drama series Diamonds took us into Coleman and Son, a company at the leading edge of the diamond trade. Heading up the family business is Joseph Coleman but his ambitious son Frank is looking to take over.

A really strong cast and another starring role for the brilliant John Stride. An interesting concept made this an excellent series – albeit one that only ran for a single season.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 13×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 9 September – 2 December 1981 and shown Wednesdays at 9.00pm

Writer: John Brason / Music: Jack Parnell, David Lindup / Executive Producer: David Reid / Producer: John Cooper

cast
John Stride as Frank Coleman
Hildegard Neil as Margaret Coleman
Doris Hare as Dora Coleman
Jack Watling as Sir Julius Frey
Ian McCulloch as Barry Coleman
Simon Ward as Bernard de Haan
Briony McRoberts as Elaine Coleman
William Relton as Terry Coleman
Shirley Cain as Charlotte Coleman
Mark Kingston as Tom Fabricius
Michael Culver as David Kremer
Valerie Testa as Jennifer Reece

THE EPISODES 9 September – 2 December 1981
1. ROUGH STONE (9 Sep 81)
2. A DEBT TO BE PAID (16 Sep 81)
3. THE KREMER CLAIM (23 Sep 81)
4. GAMBLERS (30 Sep 81)
5. HOMECOMING (7 Oct 81)
6. THE OTHER KIND (14 Oct 81)
7. A TASTE OF THE ORIENT (21 Oct 81)
8. MIDDLE GAME (28 Oct 81)
9. IMPLOSION (4 Nov 81)
10. MY END IS MY BEGINNING (11 Nov 81)
11. CONSIDER THEY SERVANT, JOB (18 Nov 81)
12. HOUSE OF CORDS (25 Nov 81)
13. ACE IN THE HOLE (2 Dec 81)