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Champion House (BBC-1 1967-1968, Edward Chapman, Nicole Maurey)



Drama series Champion House was set in the textile industry and concerned a domineering mill owner and his family. Adair and Ling were the creators of ITV’s Crossroads and the BBC’s Compact and whilst not strictly a soap Champion House contained plenty of soapy elements.

Writers included the dependable likes of Martin Worth, Anthony Skene, Ian Stuart Black and Roy Russell whilst directors included Terence Dudley, Henri Safran and Ian Macnaughton.

Guest stars were not overly high profile but familiar faces popping up included the likes of Terence Alexander, Anne Stallybrass, Ros Drinkwater, Barbara Shelley, Mark Kingston, Paul Freeman, James Beck, Peter Bowles and Anthony Ainley.

production details
UK / BBC-1 / 30×50 minute episodes / 28 May 1967 – 4 July 1968

Creators: Hazel Adair, Peter Ling / Script Editor: Patrick Alexander / Producer: Jordan Lawrence

Edward Chapman as Joe Champion
Nicole Maurey as Michele Champion
Maurice Kaufmann as Edward Champion
Virginia Stride as Liz Champion
James Kerry as Stephen Champion