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Year: 1968 | 1969


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Lash Out

7 April 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Robert Hartley ... Mr. Chalmers
John F. Landry ... Jim Parkinson
John Malcolm ... Mr. Harding
Raymond Miller ... Barman
Gwen Nelson ... Mrs. Parkinson
Bobbie Oswald ... Joan Parkinson
Morris Parsons ... Mr. Parkinson
Colin Semel ... Jim Attercliffe
Zoe Starr ... Secretary

Season 1, Episode 2: The Glass Hammer

14 April 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Rex Boyd ... Vic
George A. Cooper ... Sam Redmires
Ray Gatenby ... Reporter
John Henderson ... Deputy Mayor
Eve Pearce ... Iris
Billy Russell ... Mayor
James Scott ... Town clerk
Peggy Ann Wood ... May Redmires

Season 1, Episode 3: Ministry Approved

21 April 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Brian Badcoe ... Chadwick
Sharon Campbell ... Eileen
Sheila Shand Gibbs ... Mrs. Shaw
Paul Guess ... Danny
Margaret John ... Margaret Kingston
Ken Jones ... Woodley
Tom Minnikin ... George Fraser MP
Michelle Scott ... Jean Shaw
Colin Semel ... Jim Attercliffe
Arthur Wilde ... John
Jeremy Wilkin ... Michael Patterson

Season 1, Episode 4: Upset

28 April 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
John Barrett ... Burgess
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby

Peter Barkworth ... Bailey
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Madhav Sharma ... Nasim
Joe Rock ... Cook
Philip Ray ... Dr. Welby
Pamela Craig ... Betty
Zoe Starr ... Helen
Denis Carey ... Dr. Evans

Season 1, Episode 5: Cleverclogs

5 May 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston

Derek Benfield ... Mowbray
Rosalind Elliot ... Helen
John Gill ... Ben Foster
Drewe Henley ... Peter Barraclough
John Horsley ... Albert Swallow
Eric Longworth ... Earnshaw
Angela Lovell ... Sue
James Scott ... Town Clerk
Allan Surtees ... Jones

Season 1, Episode 6: The First Stone

12 May 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Patrick Durkin ... Jack Hoyle
Margaret John ... Margaret Kingston

Season 1, Episode 7: A Little Goodwill

19 May 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Anthony Baird ... Inspector Mason
Julian Battersby ... Worker
Brian Coburn ... PC Dell
John Collin ... Bill Kemp
Deirdre Costello ... Girl
Clifford Cox ... Russell
Nora Gordon ... Lily Lambert
Keith James ... Trim
Stan Jay ... John Lambert
Sheelagh McGrath ... Sally
Madeleine Newbury ... Joan Kemp
Peter Thornton ... Corbett
Ralph Watson ... Shepherd

Season 1, Episode 8: Mrs. Whatever

26 May 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Ralph Ball ... Harry
Brenda Bruce ... Mary Tunnicliffe
Barbara Keogh ... Vera
Alan Lawrance ... Councillor Porritt
Mike Lucas ... Reporter
Glenn Melvyn ... Albert Tunnicliffe

Season 1, Episode 9: The Noble Tradition

2 June 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
June Abbott ... Jean
Joby Blanshard ... Walker
Ronald Hines ... Tomlinson
Robin Hopwood ... David Walker
Peter Madden ... Mansell
Norman Shelley ... Roberts
Pamela Sholto ... Vera Walker

Season 1, Episode 10: Counter Claim

6 June 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston

John Bloomfield ... Joe Marcus
Pamela Craig ... Judy
Margaret John ... Margaret Kingston
Linda Liles ... Beverly Jay
Paul Maxwell ... Eliot Jay
Carolyn Moody ... Linda Chapman
Libby Morris ... Nancy Jay
Graham Rigby ... Hemmings
Michael Rose ... Finchman

Season 1, Episode 11: King of Furness

16 June 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby

James Grout ... George Kingston
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant
Anthony Baird ... Inspector Mason
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Albert Craig

Michael Des Barres ... Barry Wainwright
Hamilton Dyce ... Mayor
Margaret Heald ... Jan
Eric Longworth ... Earnshaw
Garfield Morgan ... Pringle

Season 1, Episode 12: Yes, But Who Am I?

23 June 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Ronnie Caryl ... Alan
Sally Lahee ... Mrs. Reeves
David Mayberry ... Ken Buckley
Mary Mitchell ... Miss. Reed
Colin Rix ... Mr. Reeves
Jo Rowbottom ... Lynn Buckley
John Stone ... Frank Kirby

Season 1, Episode 13: Past Indefinite

30 June 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
James Bree ... Richard Pettifer
Michael Gover ... Ed Robson
MacDonald Hobley ... Philips
Malcolm James ... Brian
Bryan Kendrick ... Baxter
Jim Machin ... Ronnie (as Jimmy Machin)
Susan Mitchell ... Peggy Tarrant

Season 1, Episode 14: Vacancy

11 July 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Neil Brennan ... Miss. Billings
Mary Chester ... Jennifer Shaw
John Comer ... Bert Webster
Michael Crockett ... Smeet
Bernard Hepton ... Mr. Elliott
Richard Hurndall ... Walter Ford
Kaplan Kaye ... Holroyd
Michael Robbins ... Harry Sugden

Season 1, Episode 15: Worked Out

18 July 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Richard Carpenter ... Straw
Noel Dyson ... Beth Haynes

Glynn Edwards ... Jack Haynes
Paul Greenwood ... Dave Woodward
Enid Irvin ... Mrs. Griffin
Janet Milner ... Sheila Haynes
John Tate ... Joe Woodward

Season 1, Episode 16: A Time of Fear

25 July 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Madge Brindley ... Matron
Kay Dalb ... Bella Dawson
Nancie Jackson ... Miss. Roach
Nan Marriott-Watson ... Amy Tarrant
Ray Mort ... Dudley Hill

Season 1, Episode 17: You Too Can Change the World

8 August 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Coral Atkins ... Pauline Selby
Reginald Barratt ... Deputy Town Clerk
Mary Hignett ... Miss. Brookfield
John Law ... Marcus Bierlow
Tom Macaulay ... Alderman Yates
Jeanne Mockford ... Mrs. Selby
Marigold Sharman ... Thelma Bierlow

Season 1, Episode 18: Print and Be Damned

8 August 1968
As part of her official duties, Sarah Danby has to watch a very sexy foreign film. Irrepressible, as usual, she makes a number of comments about it - especially on the reaction of Will Tarrant and the other male councillors. The trouble is that next day the entire proceedings are published in "The Gazette". Someone has leaked to the press and suspicion inevitably falls upon Sarah. However, the same day Sarah is invited to become a director of the newspaper and discovers that this invitation could be a cover-up for a devious plot affecting everyone in Furness.
Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Diane Appleby ... Beth Warner
John Baskcomb ... Ted Wilkinson
Alan Bennion ... Baker
Lala Lloyd ... Mrs. Busby
John Stratton ... Houghton
Jane Walker ... Houghton's Secretary
John Wentworth ... Sir William Froude

Season 1, Episode 19: The Bigger They Come

15 August 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Jacquie-Ann Carr ... Cynthia
Nigel Clayton ... Marvin
Jane Hilary ... Miss. Peters
Geoffrey Lumsden ... Spooner
Doris Rogers ... Mrs. Beer

Gillian Royale ... Betty
Nicholas Selby ... Smith
Frederick Treves ... Lloyd
Barry Wilsher ... Oakroyd

Season 1, Episode 20: Love Thy Neighbour

22 August 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
David Charkham ... Larry
Michael Farnsworth ... Derek Jessup
Robert Hartley ... Chalmers
Dick Haydon ... Vince
Joan Heath ... Miss. Vyner
Alan Lawrance ... Porritt
Janet Lees-Price ... Brenda Jessup
Diane Robson ... Secretary

Season 1, Episode 21: Risk Involved

29 August 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Julia Booth ... Kim Loftus
Richard Davies ... Trevor Owen

Jacqueline Ellis ... Shirley Loftus
Alan Hockey ... Roly Jones
Harry Littlewood ... Alan Hallsall
Jack Smethurst ... Jim Loftus
Donald Webster ... Bob Fisher

Season 1, Episode 22: A Very Dear Friend

5 September 1968

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant
Reginald Barratt ... Glover
Valerie Douglas ... Mrs. Pearson
Donald Layne-Smith ... Bowland
Glyn Owen ... Group Captain Barney Lewis
Marjorie Wilde ... Old lady

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: I'm Talking About Us

20 March 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Hugh Cross ... Bessant
Maurice Durant ... Pollard
David Ellison ... Fire officer
Eileen Helsby ... Joan Danby
Shirley Jaffe ... Miss. Sims
Terence Rigby ... Keith Grafton
George Waring ... Shawcross
Charles Workman ... Harries

Season 2, Episode 2: This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You

27 March 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Norman Bacon ... Fisher
John Bown ... Eric Blake
Jean Challis ... Mrs. Park
Luke Hardy ... Walter Rigby
Martin Howells ... John Park
John Malcolm ... Browne

John Paul ... Peter Fenton

Louis Selwyn ... Collins
Aline Waites ... Mollie Blake

Season 2, Episode 3: Neighbours

10 April 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Jan Chappell ... Sue Taylor (as Janet Chappell)
Joan Francis ... Mrs. Rowe
Kay Gallie ... Jan
Jimmy Gardner ... Ferrier
Margery Mason ... Mary Taylor
Norman Mitchell ... Johnson
Frederick Peisley ... Mr. Clarke
Harry Towb ... Hinton

Season 2, Episode 4: Blow Hot, Blow Cold

17 April 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
George A. Cooper ... Fred Glossop
Christine Hargreaves ... Sylvia
James Haswell ... PC
Mary Hignett ... Miss. Reed
Renny Lister ... Katie Thomson
Jay Neill ... PC Turner
Suzanne Togni ... Beryl
Chris Webb ... Eddie Thomson

Season 2, Episode 5: The Battle of Waterloo Street

24 April 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Edward Atienza ... Walter Ronksley
Michael Bilton ... Larkin
Denis Bond ... Jack
Richard Butler ... Arthur Grindrod
James Chase ... Tony Fowler
Jenny McCracken ... Maureen
Richard Owens ... PC Cranwell
Malcolm Patton ... Jeff Fowler

Michael Sheard ... Police Sergeant
June Watson ... Madge Ronksley

Stuart Wilson ... Teenager in cafe (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 6: I Don't Like Him

1 May 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Diane Appleby ... Beth Warner
Eric Dodson ... Foley
Winifred Hill ... Old Woman
Noel Howlett ... Watkinson
Margaret John ... Margaret Kingston
Joan Mans ... Party Guest
Clyde Pollitt ... Henry Jackson
Aileen Raymond ... Mrs. Watkinson
Harold Reese ... Party Guest
Dorothy Reynolds ... Ada Jackson
John Stratton ... John Houghton

Season 2, Episode 7: To Hell with Purity

8 May 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Elizabeth Bradley ... Alice Cobden
Lesley Daine ... Molly James
Alan Gerrard ... Purvis
Eileen Page ... Miss. Pratt
Lennard Pearce ... Gierson
Neil Wilson ... Councillor James
John Woodnutt ... Brian Cobden

Season 2, Episode 8: The Man from Down Under

15 May 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Michael Brennan ... Ted Yarrow
Jim Collier ... Commissionaire
Michelle Cook ... Judy Pascal
George Howe ... Harry Pascal
Margaret John ... Margaret Kingston
Barbara Keogh ... Renee Pascal
Janet Pate ... Typist
Arthur Pentelow ... Edward Blakie

Season 2, Episode 9: All Right for Other People

29 May 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Joby Blanshard ... Hardiman

David Collings ... David
Kenneth Edwards ... Lumsden

Roger Hammond ... Harry
Geoffrey Hibbert ... Michael Benson
Walter Horsbrugh ... De Quincey
Nancie Jackson ... Mrs. Benson
Lane Meddick ... Arthur
Susan Mitchell ... Peggy Tarrant
John Ringham ... Dr. Hobbs
Clive Rust ... Roger
Derek Tansley ... Kendrick

Season 2, Episode 10: Radio Sarah

5 June 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Maggie Don ... Judy Miles
Margaret John ... Margaret Kingston
Allan McClelland ... Howard James
Clive Merrison ... Jack Ogden
Anne Rutter ... Joanna Piggott

Dennis Waterman ... Greg Jackson

Season 2, Episode 11: In Shocking Taste

12 June 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Mary Chester ... Mrs. Allen
John Comer ... Ted Kirby
Tom Gowling ... Mayor
Valerie Greaves ... Maureen
Lawrence James ... Councillor Hoyle
Clare Jenkins ... Ruth Harvey
Donald Layne-Smith ... Alderman Bowland
Carmen Munroe ... Sister Roberts
Maureen Norman ... Mrs. Kirby
Ann Oliver ... Joyce
Herbert Ramskill ... Town clerk
Robert Sansom ... Frank Mason
Graham Weston ... Syd Broadbent

Season 2, Episode 12: All in a Good Cause

19 June 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Robert Cawdron ... Jack Probert
Anthony Collin ... Mr. Preece
Anna Cropper ... Alison Evesby
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs. Evesby
Etain O'Dell ... Miss. Cooper
Bert Palmer ... Henry Burdock

Season 2, Episode 13: And They Call That Progress

26 June 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
John Bryans ... Sam Bradshaw
Brian Grellis ... Archie
Christopher Hancock ... Thorne
David Hargreaves ... Brian Crawley
Del Henney ... Jenson
Seymour Matthews ... Billy Crawley
Joan Ogden ... Vi
Wilfred Pickles ... Mat Crawley
Joanna Wake ... Jill Ireton

Season 2, Episode 14: A Banner with a Strange Device

3 July 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Colin Bell ... Jim Coxon
Robin Browne ... Fred Padgett
Petra Davies ... Angela Booth
Petra Markham ... Louise Bowes
Matthew Robertson ... Doug Drage
Simon Taylor ... Motorcycle PC
John Trenaman ... Inspector Thornton

Season 2, Episode 15: A Cross for Sarah

10 July 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Iain Anders ... John Whitby
George A. Cooper ... Fred Glossop
Hamilton Dyce ... Bert Webb
Margaret John ... Margaret Kingston
Anne Kristen ... Deb Rushton
David Landon ... Joe
Julie Paulle ... Rose Webb
Chrys Salt ... Miss. Thomas
Vivienne Schofield ... Kirstie

Season 2, Episode 16: The Whips Are Out

17 July 1969

Thora Hird ... Sarah Danby
Henry Knowles ... Tom Danby
Robert Keegan ... Will Tarrant

James Grout ... George Kingston
Pamela Craig ... Betty
Paul Greenwood ... Jameson
Harvey Hall ... Lomax
Margaret John ... Margaret Kingston
Donald Layne-Smith ... Alderman Bowland
Emrys Leyshon ... Todd
James Mellor ... Helliwell
Carolyn Moody ... Molly Jameson
Robert Raglan ... Lord Murray
John Rolfe ... Walker

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Fancy Man

3 April 1969


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