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 ... See full summary »
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 Charles Frere 72 episodes, 1985-1990
Ivor Danvers ...
 Gerald Urquhart 71 episodes, 1985-1990
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 Abby Hudson / ... 64 episodes, 1985-1990
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Patricia Shakesby ...
 Polly Urquhart 54 episodes, 1985-1989
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 Sir John Stevens 40 episodes, 1985-1990
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 Lynne Howard / ... 36 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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Stormy waters lie ahead...

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1 September 1985 (UK)  »

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La ruta de Howard  »

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(78 episodes)

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Director Pennant Roberts wanted to cast one of his favourite actors, Ian McCulloch, in a key role, having worked with him before on series such as Survivors (1975) and Doctor Who (1963), but this was vetoed by the BBC. See more »

Crazy Credits

The name of Lana Morris's character changed from Vanessa Anderberg (with an R) in episodes Howards' Way: Episode #3.9 (1987) and Howards' Way: Episode #3.12 (1987), to Vanessa Andenberg (with an N) when she became a regular character in Seasons 5 and 6. 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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A fantastic series I grew up with.
31 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I followed Howards Way from its original pilot, to its final show and I loved it. You must remember that when it was aired it was gripping stuff (and still is in my opinion), great scenery and fantastic music score, in my mind a classic series and one proud to stand there tall in the BBC library. For those interested, I have checked DVD online web stores, and the cheapest at present is with HMV where Season 1 and Season 2 retails for £15.99 each (as at 31.08.06), the link is here: http://tinyurl.com/oofue If this link fails to work, go to http://www.hmv.co.uk/ and search for Howards Way, this brings the total to about £32 for both the 1st and 2nd Season, I am a registered user of HMV and on checkout got a £5 discount. This in my mind, is great series, and one I love, and will enjoy watching again - to all those who have never seen it, its worth watching! brilliant stuff!!

Chris


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