UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 24 March 1972
Writer: N.J. Crisp / Production Design: Cynthia Kljuco / Director: Philip Dudley
Series: The Brothers / Season 1 Episode 3
In Confrontation there seems to be conflict on all sides within the Hammond family; David is unsure of how much he wants to commit to a serious relationship with Jill; Mary Hammond needs to have things out with Jennifer and Barbara despite both Jennifer and her daughter being unwilling to take part. Meanwhile Ann is becoming desperate to make Brian sell his shares in Hammond and arranges for his old boss Mr Stevens to come to dinner who makes it plain he will take him back and even offers a six month sabbitical so he can make his ming up.
A strong episode that pretty much encapsulates the shows first season and the family dynamic. Ann is still very much centre stage scheming behind Brian’s back but with nothing to show for it as he is convinced his future lies with Hammonds. One can understand Mary Hammond’s position and need to clear the air, bad enough having her husband embroiled in a long term affair with Jennifer Kingsley but now her three sons are caught up in her world too.
PETER COPLEY as Mr Stevens
MICHAEL FORREST as Terry Foster
KEN HAWARD as Mechanic
ROD BEACHAM as Albert
SARAH GRAZEBROOK as Marion
NICOLA MALONEY as Carol Hammond