Connect with us

TV

North And South (BBC-2 1975 with Patrick Stewart and Robin Bailey)

Published

on

UK / BBC-2 / 4×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 1-22 December 1975

Writer: David Turner / Novel: Elizabeth Gaskell / Design: Tim Harvey / Script Editor: Betty Willingale / Music: Dudley Simpson / Producer: Martin Lisemore / Director: Rodney Bennett

Period drama serial. Margaret Hale’s family is forced to move from their comfortable life in the South to the less prosperous working class North in the cotton mill town of Milton. There she meets mill owner John Thornton whom she perceives as being harsh and unjust with his workers during strike action.

His fortunes wane and eventually circumstances transpire that she inherits the mill and becomes the new owner which brings them together romantically for a happy ending. Interestingly when the serie was remade in 2004 Tim Pigott-Smith had a role in that too, he plays son Frederick Hale in the first and in the second some thirty years later plays the father Richard Hale.

cast
Rosalind Shanks as Margaret Hale
Patrick Stewart as John Thornton
Rosalie Crutchley as Mrs Thornton
Gail Harrison as Edith Shaw
Robin Bailey as Mr Hale
Kathleen Byron as Mrs Hale
Ian Marter as Henry Lennox
Peggy Ann Wood as Dixon
Barbara Hickmott as Bessy Higgins
Ginette McDonald as Mary Higgins
Norman Jones as Nicholas Higgins
Tim Pigott-Smith as Frederick Hale

Advertisement












TV

Ape And Essence (The Wednesday Play BBC-1 1966, Alec McCowen)

Published

on

By

In Scifi drama Ape and Essence, based on the novel by Aldous Huxley, a group of New Zealand scientists conduct a survey on a Britain ravaged by atomic war 80 years previously.

Series: The Wednesday Play Season 2 Episode 29

cast
Alec McCowen as Alfred Poole
Robert Eddison as Arch Vicar
Derek Sydney as Chief
Jenny Lee as Flossie
Yvonne Antrobus as Young Girl
Sydney Bromley as Craigie
Martin Carroll as Director of Food
Hazel Douglas as Mies Hook
John Falconer as Patriarch
Petra Markham as Loola
Ken Parry as Science Praet
Amanda Reiss as Polly
Jonathan Scott as Int. Priest
Fiona Fraser as Part of Crowd
Ann Mitchell as Shaven-Head
Jacki Salt as Mulatto Girl
Carol Blake as Shaven-Head
Gordon Craig as Part of Crowd
Robert Cude as First Man

crew details
Writer: John Finch
Book: Aldous Huxley
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: David Benedictus.

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One
Duration: 1×75 minute episode
Aired From: 18 May 1966

Continue Reading

TV

Plane Makers, The (ITV 1963-1965, Patrick Wymark, Barbara Murray)

Published

on

By

Plane Makers Patrick Wymark

Drama series The Plane Makers took us behind the scenes in the boardroom and shop floor of the Scott Furlong Aircraft Factory. After two seasons the lead character John Wilder took a place on the board of a merchant bank and the series was then renamed The Power Game.

cast
Patrick Wymark as John Wilder
Jack Watling as Don Henderson
Barbara Murray as Pamela Wilder (Seasons 1-2)
Ann Firbank as Pamela Wilder (Season 3)
Reginald Marsh as Arthur Sugden
Alan Dobie as David Corbett

crew details
Creator: Wilfred Greatorex
Producers: Rex Firkin (seasons 1-2), David Reid (season 3)

production details
Country: UK
Network: ITV – ATV
Duration: 57×50 minute episodes
Aired From: 4 February 1963 – 12 January 1965 black and white

Continue Reading

TV

Running Wild (ITV 1987, Ray Brooks, Janet Key)

Published

on

By

Sitcom Running Wild was about the ups and downs of separated couple, Max and Babs, trying to get on with their lives. In season two Max wants to return to his wife but Babs is not so keen.

cast
Ray Brooks as Max Wild
Janet Key as Babs Wild
Sharon Duce as Wanda
Michelle Collins as Stephanie Wild
Peter Amory as Rob
Berwick Kaler as Tom Coleman (Season 1)
Brigit Forsyth as Jenny (Season 2)

crew details
Writer: Philip Trewinnard
Producers: Marcus Plantin (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)
Directors: Vic Finch (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: ITV – London Weekend Television
Duration: 13×25 minute episodes
Aired From: 6 March 1987 – 4 June 1989

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT



ADVERTISEMENT

More to View