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Campaign (BBC-2 1988, Penny Downie, Steven Mann)



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Drama series Campaign was set in the world of the Hamilton Forbes and Kent advertising agency. As the series starts things are at a critical point for the agency. It holds a government account and there is a general election on the horizon and their work will be very much in the public eye.

Heading up the campaign is acting creative director Sarah Copeland who is struggling with a failed marriage and the problems of being a working mum.

Other key characters include David Postgate, the managing director; Art director Warren Greenbank and ambitious Stephen Hallam who wants to set up his own agency.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 6×55 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 January – 10 February 1988

Writer: Gerard MacDonald / Script Editor: Ruth Baumgarten / Music: Nigel Beaham-Powell, Bella Russell / Producer: Ruth Boswell / Director: Brian Farnham

Penny Downie as Sarah Copeland
Steven Mann as Nick Faulds
Thomas Wheatley as Francis Salk
Fraser Downie as Mike Sutherland
Josie Lawrence as Linda Prentice
Diana Blackburn as Jane
Gary Waldhorn as Gordon Lochhead
Caroline Lee Johnson as Dee Vincent
Camille Coduri as Carol
Tony Mathews as Geoffrey Talbot