The Brothers: Saturday (BBC-1 3 Nov 1974)

There’s trouble at t’mill in Saturday when the drivers at Hammonds think they deserve a share of the spoils from the upcoming share issue, threatening strike action if they don’t get their own way, Ted though realises that the floatation is not the real issue but more one of the boys getting a pay rise.

Meanwhile Mary persuades Ted and Brian that a day out and picnic would do them both the world of good and will fit in with her plans for a weekend away, she is right and both men have a marvellous time looking back to their childhoods, on the way home Brian picks up a couple of hitch-hikers and, distracted by their chatter, is involved in a car accident which leaves a young girl seriously injured.

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So far this season has almost completely belonged to Brian, whether it be business or personal. Quite a surprising ending that you don’t quite see coming too.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 3 November 1974

Writer: Eric Paice / Production Design: Charles Bond / Director: George Spenton-Foster

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Series: The Brothers Season Four Episode Ten

guest cast
MARGARET ASHCROFT as Gwen Riley
SEAN CAFFREY as Walker
DENIS CLEARY as Saddler
JACKIE ROHAN as Sheila
BRIGID ERIN BATES as Dawn

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