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 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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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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The title role was played by Kenneth Cranham in the 1980s. When the series was revived in 1995 most of the cast returned but Harvey was now played by Nicky Henson. See more »

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A great period piece
9 December 2012 | by (London UK) – See all my reviews

I am surprised that there are so few contributions for this show! Well written and acted but I guess that it was set in such a depressing period it failed to really catch on as light entertainment. Regard it as a dramatised documentary it is hard to fault. I suppose it had a special pull for me as it was set in the period when my parents were setting up home and it had echoes of their stories. I have yet to see the final series although I guess it was not as good (no follow on from that series ) so perhaps it is just as well that the first impressions are my last. I saw most of the reruns when shown on the Yesterday channel last year and for me it held up very well. I am sure that the author was being semi-autobiographical as he captures the aspirations, dreams and perspectives of the period so well.


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