TV Albion Market (ITV 1985-1986, David Hargreaves, John Michie) Published 4 years ago on May 14, 2015 Conceived as a sister programme to Coronation Street, with the aim of lifting ITV’s weekend schedules (it went out on Fridays and Sundays), Albion Market arrived with a bang and left with a whimper. Much was made of the launch of this ambitious new series, but its poor audience ratings (beaten by Wogan and open all hours) resulted in some ITV regions moving it to even less advantageous time-slots and Albion Market eventually shut up shop a year after it began, after exactly 100 half-hour episodes. Set in a covered Manchester market (actually a converted Salford warehouse), the series monitored the complex lives of an ethnically mixed group of stall holders. At the forefront of the action were the likes of hunky, cake-selling wide-boy Tony Fraser, his 19-year- old girlfriend, Lisa O’Shea, her mum, Lynne Harrison, who ran a domestic goods stall, and Lynne’s two-timing, no-good husband, Roy. Lam Quoc Hoa and Ly Nhu Chan were Vietnamese refugee cousins, Raju and Jaz Sharma were expelled Ugandan denim merchants, and Morris and Miriam Ransome were the Jewish couple who ran the pottery stall. Derek Owen was the harassed market supervisor, Phil, the West Indian, worked in the cafe and Duane Rigg was the market’s teenage delinquent. Towards the end of its run, two new personalities were introduced in an attempt to give the show a lift. Sixties pop singer Helen Shapiro played Viv, a hair-dresser, and former till death us do part ‘Scouse git’ Tony Booth was seen as Ted Pilkington, licensee of the market’s local, The Waterman’s Arms. production details UK / ITV – Granada / 100×30 minute episodes / 1985-86 Executive Producer: Bill Podmore cast DAVID HARGREAVES as Derek Owen JOHN MICHIE as Tony Fraser NOREEN KERSHAW as Lynne Harrison JONATHAN BARLOW as Roy Harrison HELEN SHAPIRO as Viv Harker ANTHONY BOOTH as Ted Pilkington BERNARD SPEAR as Morris Ransome CAROL KAYE as Miriam Ransome BURT CAESAR as Phil Smith PAUL BHATTACHARJEE as Jaz Sharma DEV SAGOO as Raju Sharma PHILIP TAN as Lam Quoc Hoa PIK-SEN LIM as Ly Nhu Chan GranadaITVSoaps Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV2 hours ago Coming of Age (CBS 1988, Paul Dooley, Phyllis Newman) Sitcom. Exploits of a pair of couples living in an old peoples retirement village, the Hales, Dick and Ginny and... TV2 hours ago Big Hawaii (Filmways 1977, Cliff Potts, John Dehner) Drama. The black sheep of the family returns home to Hawaii to help his ill father run their ranch. The... TV2 hours ago Ben Casey (ABC 1961-1965 | Vince Edwards Sam Jaffe Medical drama series. Stories of the doctor of the title, especially his relationship with the elder doctor David Zorba who... TV2 hours ago Baywatch Nights (Syndicated 1995, David Hasselhoff, Alexandra Paul) Crime drama series. Spin off from the above that saw Mitch, on his off hours from the beach, working as... TV2 hours ago Arresting Behavior (ABC 1992, Leo Burmester, Chris Mulkey) Police sitcom. A pair of mismatched cops are followed on their tours of duty by a tv crew. An obvious... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago The Chi: A Blind Eye (S2EP7 Showtime Sun 26 May 2019) A Blind Eye: Detective Cruz is left to make a difficult choice. Brandon gets some insight into Douda’s past, while... Episodes1 day ago Billions: New Year’s Day (S4EP10 Showtime Sun 26 May 2019) New Year’s Day: Wendy and Taylor each prep for a big day. Wags gets in touch with his sensitive side.... Episodes1 day ago Killing Eve: You’re Mine (S2EP8 AMC, BBC America Sun 26 May 2019) You’re Mine: Eve finds her mission going awry; Eve learns Carolyn is working for the British government and must take... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.