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Drummonds (ITV 1985-1987, Richard Pasco, Anthony Calf)

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Period drama serial Drummonds detailed the problems faced by the headmaster of a prep school in the 1950’s.

Created by Reg Gadney (who wrote the first and last episodes of the series), writers included such reliables as T.R. Bowen, Maggie Wadey and Martin Worth. One episode (The Meeting) was written by actor John Grillo who played Dr Siigmund Cunz in the series.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 20×50 minutes / Broadcast 30 August 1985 – 26 June 1987

Creator: Reg Gadney / Executive Producer: Nick Elliot / Producer: Colin Tucker

cast
RICHARD PASCO as George Drummond
CIARAN MADDEN as Mary Prior
ANTHONY CALF as Charles Drummond
ALAN CODY as Pip
EMILY MORGAN as Pauline Sykes
SHAUGHAN SEYMOUR as Christopher Fordham
HETTY BAYNES as Miranda Quinn
EDWARD HARDWICKE as Tim Binny (Season 1)
RAYMOND FRANCIS as Sir Foster Gill (Season 1)
VANESSA KNOX-MAWER as Wendy Ferguson
CHERITH MELLOR as Susan Pusey
MORRIS PERRY as Patrick Heritage
JOHN GRILLO as Doctor Sigmund Gunz

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 30 August – 1 November 1985
1. ONCE AGAIN ASSEMBLED HERE (30 Aug 1985)
2. STAFF AND COMFORT (6 Sep 1985)
3. ACCUSATIONS (13 Sep 1985)
4. GOD IN HIS HEAVEN (20 Sep 1985)
5. A WOMAN LOST AND FOUND (27 Sep 1985)
6. IT’S MAGIC (4 Oct 1985)
7. A BREATH OF FRESH AIR (11 Oct 1985)
8. STEINER (18 Oct 1985)
9. THE PRIZE (25 Oct 1985)
10. RETURN MATCH (1 Nov 1985)

SEASON TWO 24 April – 26 June 1987
1. FATHERS AND SON (24 Apr 1987)
2. SWEETHEARTS (1 May 1987)
3. LABOUR OF LOVE (8 May 1987)
4. BRAINHEAD AND TINMAN (15 May 1987)
5. DECISIONS, DECISIONS (22 May 1987)
6. PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED (29 May 1987)
7. OLD FLAMES (5 Jun 1987)
8. THE MEETING (12 Jun 1987)
9. MEN OF PRINCIPLE (19 Jun 1987)
10. BEGGARS CAN’T BE CHOOSERS (26 Jun 1987)

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