Shine on Harvey Moon (1982–1995)

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Upon being demobbed RAF serviceman Harvey Moon, played by Kenneth Cranham, returns home and finds his family involved in various troubles. His wife Rita, played by Maggie Steed, is not ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth Spriggs ...
 Nan (41 episodes, 1982-1995)
Maggie Steed ...
 Rita Moon (41 episodes, 1982-1995)
Linda Robson ...
 Maggie Moon (41 episodes, 1982-1995)
Lee Whitlock ...
 Stanley Moon (41 episodes, 1982-1995)
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 Harvey Moon (29 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Lou Lewis (27 episodes, 1982-1995)
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 Veronica (20 episodes, 1984-1995)
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Upon being demobbed RAF serviceman Harvey Moon, played by Kenneth Cranham, returns home and finds his family involved in various troubles. His wife Rita, played by Maggie Steed, is not interested in resuming their relationship, and works in a seedy nightclub frequented by American servicemen. He becomes involved with the Labour Party and the union movement.

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22 October 2003 | by (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) – See all my reviews

An extremely interesting period drama set in post-world war II England. Although comedy plays a large role in the series, deeper and more prominent social issues such as divorce, love affairs, and racism are important factors within the story lines. To an extent it is a black comedy which follows the lives of the members of the Moon family, but there is enough light hearted humour to make the show highly enjoyable! I believe it was created by the same people who created 'Goodnight Sweetheart' if that is any indication as to it's style!


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