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Haggard (ITV 1990-1992, Keith Barron, Reece Dinsdale)

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Period sitcom detailing the exploits of late 18th Century Squire Haggard, much given to carousing, drinking, wenching and slothfulness.

Haggard travelled the land with his son Roderick (Reece Dinsdale) and servant Grunge (Sam Kelly).

The main aim was to discover a young heiress to marry, so he can restore the fortune he’s frittered away over years of drunken debauchery.

The series was based on column written for The Daily Telegraph by Michael Green which then became a 1975 novel called Squire Haggard’s Journal.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 14×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 27 January 1990 – 30 August 1992

Writer: Eric Chappell / Stories: Michael Green / Producer: Vernon Lawrence

cast
Keith Barron as Squire Haggard
Reece Dinsdale as Roderick Haggard
Sam Kelly as Grunge
Sara Crowe as Fanny Foulacre (series 1)
Michael Jayston as Sir Joshua Foulacre (series 1)
William Simons as Landlord

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