Claire (BBC-1 1982, Lynn Farleigh, William Gaunt)

Drama series that focused on teenager Claire Terson who, having spent much of her life in a children’s home, is fostered by Pam and Tony Hunter, but all three (as well as teenage son Robert) find the adjustment difficult.

Claire, feeling unsettled, rebels against her new environment and at the same time develops nascent feelings for Robert. Meanwhile the Hunter’s marriage hits trouble when Tony begins an affair.

production details
UK / BBC One / 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 9 September – 14 October 1982

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Writer: Alick Rowe / Script Editor: Jenny Sheridan / Theme Music: Joseph Horovitz / Producer: Ron Craddock / Director: John Gorrie

Lynn Farleigh as Pam Hunter
William Gaunt as Tony Hunter
Caroline Embling as Claire Terson
Neil Nisbet as Robert Hunter
Jane Downs as Emma Williamson
Sally Jane Jackson as Katey
Gary Carp as Andy
Elizabeth Bennett as Susan Adams

1. JANUARY (9 Sep 82)
2. FEBRUARY (16 Sep 82)
3. MARCH (23 Sep 82)
4. EASTER (30 Sep 82)
5. APRIL (7 Oct 82)
6. MAY (14 Oct 82)

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