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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jan Harvey ...
 Jan Howard (78 episodes, 1985-1990)
Stephen Yardley ...
 Ken Masters (78 episodes, 1985-1990)
Glyn Owen ...
 Jack Rolfe (78 episodes, 1985-1990)
Susan Gilmore ...
 Avril Rolfe (78 episodes, 1985-1990)
Edward Highmore ...
 Leo Howard (78 episodes, 1985-1990)
Robert Vahey ...
 Bill Sayers (75 episodes, 1985-1990)
Ivor Danvers ...
 Gerald Urquhart (73 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Charles Frere (72 episodes, 1985-1990)
Dulcie Gray ...
 Kate Harvey (69 episodes, 1985-1990)
Cindy Shelley ...
 Abby Hudson / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1990)
Maurice Colbourne ...
 Tom Howard (61 episodes, 1985-1989)
Patricia Shakesby ...
 Polly Urquhart (55 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Sir John Stevens (41 episodes, 1985-1990)
...
 Lynne Howard / ... (38 episodes, 1985-1990)
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Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his investment the yard would certainly have gone bust but the decision puts a great strain on his marriage and causes problems with other members of his family. The various family members gradually come to terms with their changing circumstances and the consequences of Howard's decision. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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The theme tune for the series was reworked (with lyrics by Don Black) into a ballad "Always There", performed by Marti Webb over the closing titles of each episode during the second series in 1986. The song later made it to the top twenty in the charts. See more »

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Referenced in The Cult of...: Howards' Way (2008) See more »

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Howards Way Theme
Composed by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
Played by The Simon May Orchestra
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Loved it!
6 February 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was only 12 years old in 1990 when I bought the Howard's Way theme music on audio cassette - it was the first recording I ever bought!!

It was great to watch on a Sunday night! I always wanted to be out on the sea and be as successful as them!

Due to the recent repeats on UK Drama, there is now quite a lot of interest from fans on various websites who also seem to love the show and the music as much as I did.

Those sunsets and seascapes and the fantastic music would be better than ever if they were digitally remastered and released on DVD !!! It's high time it was!


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