An epic love story in nine parts, following the progress of handsome rogue Bob Longman , an ambitious working-class Yorkshire lad. The series begins with a feature-length episode by ... See full summary »
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 Bob Longman 9 episodes, 1994
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 Paula Longman / ... 9 episodes, 1994
Raymond Pickard ...
 Bri Longman 9 episodes, 1994
Gary Lydon ...
 Arthur Spence 9 episodes, 1994
Rosemary Martin ...
 Sarah Wickham 8 episodes, 1994
Christine Kavanagh ...
 Penny Winter 8 episodes, 1994
Sally Rogers ...
Joanne Wootton ...
 Vera Longman 8 episodes, 1994
Heather Tobias ...
 Sal Longman 7 episodes, 1994
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 Major Tony Gray / ... 7 episodes, 1994
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 Fred Spence 7 episodes, 1994
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 John Stacey 6 episodes, 1994
Diana Kent ...
 Diana Stacey 6 episodes, 1994
Sean Murray ...
 Larry Field 6 episodes, 1994
Matyelok Gibbs ...
 Mrs. Thomas 6 episodes, 1994
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 Miss Thwaites 6 episodes, 1994
Robert Swann ...
 Andrew Winter 5 episodes, 1994
Tim Barker ...
 Dick Moxham 5 episodes, 1994
Sarah Brown ...
 Dora Longman 5 episodes, 1994
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 Lord Scawton 5 episodes, 1994
Michael Bertenshaw ...
 Dr. Willis 4 episodes, 1994
Geoffrey Beevers ...
 Mr. Thrush 4 episodes, 1994
Lucy May Bricklebank ...
 Carol Longman 4 episodes, 1994
Trevor Byfield ...
Irene Skillington ...
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Dan Armour ...
 Crowther 3 episodes, 1994
Philip David ...
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Dave Hill ...
Mary Pegler ...
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 Sgt. Lee 3 episodes, 1994
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 Browning 3 episodes, 1994
Richard Huw ...
 Richard Austin 2 episodes, 1994
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 Capt. Karl Von Berner 2 episodes, 1994
Dicken Ashworth ...
Richard Cadman ...
Joe Duttine ...
 Collinson / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Colin Farrell ...
 Uncle Jack 2 episodes, 1994
Rodney Litchfield ...
 Marshall 2 episodes, 1994
Isabella Marsh ...
 Angela Stacey 2 episodes, 1994
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 Aunt Enid 2 episodes, 1994
Kevin Walton ...
 Henderson 2 episodes, 1994
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An epic love story in nine parts, following the progress of handsome rogue Bob Longman , an ambitious working-class Yorkshire lad. The series begins with a feature-length episode by award-winning writer Peter Ransley. A Modest Hero. December 1943, Seaforth, Yorkshire: Bob, a young criminal on the run, rescues Paula while posing as an air-raid warden. From this moment on they develop a passionate obsession for each other.

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A Forgotten Gem with Linus Roache's best performance
29 April 2012 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I saw this as a teenager in England when it first aired in 1994. It was a costume drama set in the 2nd World War with Linus Roache in an excellent performance, probably his best ever and was the first time I ever saw him on TV. I developed a teenage crush on him but it soon wore off as I never really enjoyed any other drama he was in quite as much and in particular it wore off when he starred in "Priest" not long after as he was in the first graphic Gay scene I had seen on TV.

The drama and plot were rather good with a rather skinny looking actress (if I remember correctly) playing his fiancé/wife and an excellent child actor as his brother. There was a lot of excitement around the series at the time and there was talk of a 2nd series to be made. It's a shame it was never made and this gem was forgotten. I hope that it will one day get released on DVD. I can not remember much of the plot except for the start in which Bob Longman (Roache) is a thief of bombed out houses in the Blitz. He gets a girl pregnant and then runs off. After his disappearance his girlfriend falls in love with a reliable hero type, who is the complete opposite of Longman's character. Longman then returns. There were later side plots involving a sneaky business man, illegal deals, a hero's dying, crime and it was all well acted and written to make you want to see next week's installment in the last years before cable TV and the internet conquered everything many people still only had 4 TV channels. I would love to see this again and see if it still holds up as well today.


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