The Brothers (1972–1976)

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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.

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Series cast summary:
Jean Anderson ...
 Mary Hammond (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
Robin Chadwick ...
 David Hammond (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
Jennifer Wilson ...
 Jennifer Kingsley / ... (92 episodes, 1972-1976)
Derek Benfield ...
 Bill Riley (89 episodes, 1972-1976)
Richard Easton ...
 Brian Hammond (85 episodes, 1972-1976)
Patrick O'Connell ...
 Edward Hammond (82 episodes, 1973-1976)
Hilary Tindall ...
 Ann Hammond (48 episodes, 1972-1976)
Margaret Ashcroft ...
 Gwen Riley (48 episodes, 1974-1976)
 Paul Merroney (46 episodes, 1974-1976)
 Jill Hammond / ... (39 episodes, 1972-1974)


Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it. Written by <>

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10 March 1972 (UK)  »

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Arvingarna  »

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Colin Baker has claimed he and the regular cast were never told the series had been axed at all. See more »

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Somewhat forgotten - but should not be!
8 November 2001 | by (Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL) – See all my reviews

I remember vividly how "The brothers" were an integral part of my family's life in the late 70's - Our town's public library held 50 copies of the book which followed the series, yet it was always out of copies! Jean Anderson was very good as the mother, cultivating her children's guilt feelings for "not paying enough attention to her". Patrick Occonnel is Edward, the oldest son which always tries to please her, Robin Chadwick is her youngest who handles the problem by running away from it, and Richard Easton is the sandwich kid trying desperately to remain calm. Naturally, in the midst of all these family bickering, the company, which is the reason they supposedly stick together despite it all, falls into the hands of others, led by the unforgettable Paul Merrony (Colin Baker). I wish there was more stuff about this show available on the web - Unfortunately I was unable to find any. It seems as though this show was undeservingly set aside and forgotten.


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