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Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men... See more »
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Cast

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Gillian Kearney ... Emily Kennedy (3 episodes, 1996)

John Bowler ... Sep McGilby (3 episodes, 1996)
Susie Burton ... Lucy Kennedy (3 episodes, 1996)
Gez Casey ... Solicitor's Clerk (3 episodes, 1996)
Gary Catlin ... Fishmonger (3 episodes, 1996)

Justin Chadwick ... Con Fullwell (3 episodes, 1996)
Chris Connaughton ... Solicitor's Clerk (3 episodes, 1996)
Freddie Davies ... Goldsmith (3 episodes, 1996)
Carola Douglass ... 1st village woman (3 episodes, 1996)
Patricia Dunn ... Mrs. Goodyear (3 episodes, 1996)
Judi Earl ... 3rd village woman (3 episodes, 1996)
William Finnigan ... Driver (3 episodes, 1996)
Nora Fulton ... 2nd village woman (3 episodes, 1996)
Valerie Georgeson ... Aunt Mary (3 episodes, 1996)

Christopher Goulding ... Cole, the Butcher (3 episodes, 1996)
Gordon Griffin ... Waiter (3 episodes, 1996)
Charlie Hardwick ... Alice Broughton (3 episodes, 1996)
Jessica Hawick ... Maria (3 episodes, 1996)
Rod Jinks ... Carter (3 episodes, 1996)
Berwick Kaler ... John Kennedy (3 episodes, 1996)
Brian Leaf ... Painter (3 episodes, 1996)
Jordan Lorimer ... Tommy Broughton (3 episodes, 1996)
Donald McBride ... Mr. Tooton (3 episodes, 1996)
Anne Orwin ... Jessie Blackmore (3 episodes, 1996)

James Purefoy ... Nick Stuart (3 episodes, 1996)
Analice Kate Ramsey ... Kate Broughton (3 episodes, 1996)
Alan Renwick ... Working Man (3 episodes, 1996)
Willie Ross ... Abbie (3 episodes, 1996)
Leslie Schofield ... Joe Barker (3 episodes, 1996)

Ray Stevenson ... Larry Birch (3 episodes, 1996)
Shirley Winters ... Woman in Street (3 episodes, 1996)
Mary Woodvine ... Lizzie Rowan (3 episodes, 1996)

Series Directed by
David Wheatley (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Writing credits
Catherine Cookson (3 episodes, 1996)
Gordon Hann (3 episodes, 1996)

Series Produced by
Don Bell .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1996)
Ray Marshall .... producer (3 episodes, 1996)
Peter Moth .... executive producer: Tyne Tees Television (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Original Music by
Colin Towns (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Cinematography by
Doug Hallows (3 episodes, 1996)
Kevin Rudge (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Day (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Casting by
Susie Bruffin (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Production Design by
Tim Putnam (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Direction by
Andrew Rothschild (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Costume Design by
Delphine Roche-Gordon (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Makeup Department
Suzanna Allaun .... hair stylist / makeup artist (3 episodes, 1996)
Wendy Holmes .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1996)
David Myers .... chief hair stylist / chief makeup artist (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nael Abbas .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1996)
Caroline Richards .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1996)
Derek Roberts .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
Tony Abrahams .... pre-set props (3 episodes, 1996)
Geoff Blackburn .... props storeman (3 episodes, 1996)
Tom Brooks .... graphics (3 episodes, 1996)
Ray Burridge .... stand-by carpenter (3 episodes, 1996)
Gary Crumpton .... construction manager (3 episodes, 1996)
Jimmy Garrett .... props master (3 episodes, 1996)
Tony Ginnelly .... construction crew (3 episodes, 1996)
Malcolm Law .... construction crew (3 episodes, 1996)
Steven Leadbitter .... construction crew (3 episodes, 1996)
Derek Miller .... stand-by painter (3 episodes, 1996)
Geoff Newton .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 1996)
Carol Payne .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1996)
Paul Reynolds .... construction crew (3 episodes, 1996)
Ritchie Tonge .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 1996)
Carol Turner .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 1996)
Ian Walton .... construction crew (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Martin Beresford .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1996)
Nic Grant .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1996)
Richard King .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1996)
Danny Longhurst .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Special Effects by
Scott Peters .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1996)
Bob Smoke .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Location Management
Camilla Fox .... location assistant (1 episode, 1996)
 
Series Other crew
Barbara McFarlane .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1996)
 

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Tide of Life -- Intensely Romantic -- Beautifully Filmed and Acted, 31 October 2011
Author: Warren Taylor from United States

This movie has some idyllic scenes of seaside and countryside, overflowing with transcendent joy and unspeakable happiness. Scenes of love and romance are very heartwarming. And scenes of grave hardships, death, accusation, and brutality, are very depressing. But the combination of the two together gives this film a special magical contrast of emotion and circumstance seldom seen in most cinema. Main character Emily Kennedy -- poor, young, dependent, and vulnerable -- yet stunningly beautiful and naive -- suffers loss and betrayal. Yet she retains her integrity, her inner beauty, and her faith in human-kind to an admirable degree. By the end of the third and final 45 minute segment, she is able to accept a marriage proposal from an honest, sincere, and loving benefactor, despite his burden of a horrendous past.

This is no ordinary movie, but moves from dramatic highs and lows, joys and sorrows, hardships and luxuries, peaks and valleys, that are mind-bending enough to make any ordinary young lady lose hope. But not dear Emily. The movie is punctuated with lovely melodies of Irish whistle preludes and postludes. There are moments of intensely romantic surprise, with charming instances of reverie and dreaming. I loved each of the 3 episodes, each one quite different. The 3 male lead characters are very vivid, very different. The female lead role of Emily Kennedy is played gorgeously by lovely and remarkable actress, Gillian Kearney. The romantic and dramatic acting is beautifully well done by each actor throughout. Of all films based on the writings of Catherine Cookson, this film is my top-ranked all-time favorite.

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