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Family Affair, A (BBC-1 1979, Barry Foster, Jan Harvey)

Drama series A Family Affair followed business executive Richard Barnes who worked for a major chain store (Frenshams). Barnes seemingly had it all – beautiful wife, great family and lovely home. He also has a mistress, his PA Susan West.

When his daughter discovers the affair his carefully managed life starts to fall apart, it also costs him his job.

production details
UK / BBC-1 / 10×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 13 May – 15 July 1979

Creator: N.J. Crisp / Music: Francis Shaw / Producer: Prudence Fitzgerald

cast
BARRY FOSTER as Richard Barnes
WENDY GIFFORD as Marjorie Barnes
JAN HARVEY as Susan West
FRANK MIDDLEMASS as Henry Barnes
DAVID SIBLEY as John Barnes
SARA CLEE as Liz Bailey
PETER DUNCAN as Robert Barnes
SYLVESTRA LE TOUZEL as Jane Barnes
BARRIE COOKSON as Bernard Russell
DAVID DIXON as Clifford
DEV SAGOO as Majid