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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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180 min
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2 out of 3 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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