TV Flesh And Blood (BBC-1 1980-1982 with Thora Hird and Bill Fraser) Published 4 years ago on June 11, 2015 UK / BBC One / 20×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 January 1980 – 1 June 1982 Writer: John Finch / Script Editor: Ted Rhodes / Music: Peter Skellern / Producer: Bill Sellars / Director: Terence Dudley Drama series. Writer John Finch, the man behind A Family At War and Sam, clearly had a grasp on the dynamics of the family, from the start of his career working on shows such as Coronation Street, The Power Game and The System through the seventies and his most fertile period all of his series touch on the family and the way relationships can fracture, change or grow. Prior to Flesh and Blood from 1980 all of his work had been for the ITV Network but Flesh was broadcast by the BBC, it treads similar ground to previous Finch series. Bill Fraser, in one of his rare straight roles, plays Yorkshireman Henry Brassington who rules over his large family, and the family business, however the real power behind the throne is his mother Mabel (played by Thora Hird who surely couldn’t have been much older than Bill Fraser here). At the start of the series Henry is considering retiring and leaving his sons Max and Ross to take over however when his wife dies Henry has some hard thinking to do. cast Thora Hird as Mabel Brassington Bill Fraser as Henry Brassington Ann Firbank as Sarah Brassington Nigel Stock as Jim Turner David Allister as Ian McKellar Michael Jayston as Ross Brassington John Stone as Max Brassington Coral Atkins as Ruth Turner Tracey Childs as Bet McKellar Janet Key as Barbara Weston Ann FirbankBBCBill FraserBill SellarsCoral AtkinsJanet KeyJohn FinchMichael JaystonNigel StockPeter SkellernTed RhodesTerence DudleyThora HirdTracey Childs Advertisement advertisement and this just in Features1 day ago Classic Movie Characters: Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminator Before The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was viewed as little more than a B-list barbarian. But director James Cameron helped turn... Features1 day ago Classic Episodes: The Untouchables – The Rusty Heller Story In “The Rusty Heller Story,” Elizabeth Montgomery took Prohibition-era Chicago by storm as Heller, a seductive Dixie damsel who pits... TV1 day ago Time Trax (1993, Dale Midkiff, Elizabeth Alexander) SciFi action adventure series. Future cop Darien Lambert travels back in time in search of renegade criminals unable to return... TV1 day ago Three’s a Crowd (NBC 1984-1985, John Ritter, Mary Cadorette) Sitcom. A spin off from Three’s Company and an adaption of the UK’s Robin’s Nest. This saw Jack Tripper and... TV1 day ago Strange Luck (1995, D.B. Sweeney, Frances Fisher) Fantasy drama series. After surviving a plane crash as a child Alex ‘Chance’ Harper, a photographer, finds himself dogged by... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Fam: Drunk in Love (S1EP7 CBS Thurs 21 Feb 2019) Drunk in Love: During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been... Episodes1 day ago Deadly Secrets: A Fire Inside (ID Thurs 21 Feb 2019) A Fire Inside: When a serial arsonist murders four people in a hardware store fire in Southern California, veteran arson... Episodes1 day ago How to Get Away with Murder: Make Me the Enemy (S5EP14 ABC Thurs 21 Feb 2019) Make Me the Enemy: Annalise is determined to get to the truth about Nate Sr.’s murder and will stop at... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.