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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)
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 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 series suffered the loss of its leading actor when Maurice Colbourne, who played Tom Howard, died of a heart attack in 1989. Episodes of series five were hurriedly rewritten to explain the character's absence before finally killing him off at the beginning of the sixth and final series. See more »

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Featured in Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) 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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I thought Howards Way was brilliant.
9 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It was a highly entertaining show, with excellent characterisation. Very well written and kept the viewer in suspense throughout. The setting, in the Solent was fantastic, and the scenery in much of the filming was stunning. The "at sea" footage was especially good. It had all the right story lines, and a good number of "baddies" to boot. The show should have run longer and it could have been made into a lasting "soap" in the form of Eastenders, but with much better scenery. It was a shame that the main character, played by Maurice Colbourne, died so early in the series, but the scriptwriters recovered it well. My favourite character was Jack Rolfe. The biggest disappointment I have had is that it isn't available on DVD or video. We can get Dallas on DVD now, so why not Howards' Way ? Does anyone agree with me on this ?


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