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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 33)

Diana Hardcastle ... Rona Birch (1 episode, 1996)

Series Directed by
David Wheatley (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Catherine Cookson (unknown episodes)
Gordon Hann (unknown episodes)

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

Barbara McFarlane .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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7 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A melodramatic Victorian soap opera, 30 March 2005
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"The Tide of Life" is a 3x45 minute TV period miniseries (circa late 1800's) based on the novel by prolific authoress Catherine Cookson. The film follows the life and loves of the winsome, dutiful, hard-working, and ever honest button-cute housekeeper Emily (Gillian Kearney) as she strives to carve a life for herself from the farms and villages of rural coastal NE England. As watch Emily overcome one hardship after another in her quest for happiness, her dauntless and earnest approach to life always serving her well, this melodramatic tale passes quickly through time skimming over details and leaving many characters under-developed as though the entire novel was crammed into 3 hours giving it a rushed feel with no lingering in the moment. "The Tide of Life" is not the best of the Victorian TV dramas coming out of the UK and pales before the likes of "The Forsyte Saga" or "The Mayor of Casterbridge". Nonetheless, it should be an enjoyable watch for distaff viewers into Victorian drama. (B)

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