The River (1988– )

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The River follows the tranquil life of lovable, Cockney, ex-convict Davey Jackson who is lock keeper on the canal near the village of Chumley-on-the-Water.


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Series cast summary:
 Davey Jackson (6 episodes, 1988)
Katy Murphy ...
 Sarah MacDonald (6 episodes, 1988)
Shaun Scott ...
 Tom Pike (6 episodes, 1988)
Vilma Hollingbery ...
 Aunt Betty (6 episodes, 1988)
 Colonel Danvers (6 episodes, 1988)


Davey Jackson's peaceful life is turned upside down by the arrival of the neurotic, sharp-tongued Sarah MacDonald. Over the six episodes of the series the love-hate relationship between Davey and Sarah blossoms into a shaky romance, their potential happiness often spoiled by the machinations of Davey's cunning Aunty Betty and the hapless intervention of Davey's deputy Tom Pike. Written by Anonymous

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20 October 1988 (UK)  »

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The River
9 January 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I have just discovered this charming comedy from the 80's. I do not recall ever seeing it the first time around, but i'm glad that it came on DVD so i could discover it, David Essex is quite good and the chemistry between him and Katy Murphy is sweet. Its a pity the BBC did not commission any more as i believe it was quite popular,i also especially like the scheming Aunt and her determination to break the romance up between Davy and Sarah. The constant showing of the scenery and the nature makes us long for the summer. I am pleased i ordered this from amazon and feel i got my money's worth. I give it ten for pure enjoyment throughout the six episodes.

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