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Hearts of Gold (BBC-1 2003, Jeremy Sheffield, Kate Jarman)



Hearts of Gold

Hearts of Gold is a two-part drama based on the first of eight novels by Catrin Collier, a Welsh novelist who is described as “the new Catherine Cookson.”

Set in a 1930’s South Wales village telling the story of Bethan Powell with a father who is out of work and a family that are struggling to get by on her wages as a nurse; and what happens when she falls in love with handsome and well-to-do doctor Andrew John.

production details
UK / BBC One / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 and 6 July 2003

Writer: Matthew Bayliss / Novel: Catrin Collier / Executive Producer: Matthew Robinson / Producer: Jane Davies / Director: Richard Laxton

Jeremy Sheffield as Dr Andrew John, who works in his father’s infirmary and workhouse
Kate Jarman as nurse Bethan Powell, who comes from a mining family
Geraldine James as Elizabeth Powell
David Troughton as Evan Powell
Jonathan Floyd as Eddie Powell
Siobahn Flynn as Laura Ronconi
Andrew Howard as Bethan’s boyfriend Alun Price
Catrin Stewart as Maud Powell
David Warner as Dr John Senior
Judy Parfitt as Mrs John
Mossie Smith as Megan Gough
Rebecca Bull as Diana Gough
Celyn Jones as Trevor Lewis
Alexandra Staden as Anthea Llewellyn Jones
Ifan Huw Dafydd as Detective Constable Bull
Sara Lloyd as Maisie Noyle
Robert Gwyndaf as Lew Edwards
Adrienne O’Sullivan as Ginny Edwards
Joseph Long as Papa Ronconi
Ray Nicholas as Bad Billy Baker
Gabrielle Lloyd as Matron