Having been invalided out of the Boer War, Paul Craddock buys Shallowford, a manor house and estate in Devon, with money from his late father's scrap-yard business. He soon becomes a ... See full summary »
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Glyn Houston ...
 John Rudd (12 episodes, 1978)
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 Claire Craddock / ... (12 episodes, 1978)
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 Paul Craddock (11 episodes, 1978)
Valerie Holloway ...
 Cissy Potter / ... (10 episodes, 1978)
Wendy Holloway ...
 Violet Potter (10 episodes, 1978)
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 Will Codsall (8 episodes, 1978)
Martin Fisk ...
 Smut Potter (8 episodes, 1978)
Sarah Porter ...
 Elinor Codsall / ... (8 episodes, 1978)
Gillian McCutcheon ...
 Dr. Maureen Rudd / ... (8 episodes, 1978)
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 Sam Potter (7 episodes, 1978)
Julie May ...
 Ada Handcock (7 episodes, 1978)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Meg Potter (6 episodes, 1978)
Frank Moorey ...
 James Grenfell MP (6 episodes, 1978)
Christopher Reeks ...
 Henry Pitts (6 episodes, 1978)
Richard Beale ...
 Edward Derwent (6 episodes, 1978)
Mary Chester ...
 Liz Derwent (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Rev. Horsey (5 episodes, 1978)
Fiona Gaunt ...
 Grace Craddock / ... (5 episodes, 1978)
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Having been invalided out of the Boer War, Paul Craddock buys Shallowford, a manor house and estate in Devon, with money from his late father's scrap-yard business. He soon becomes a much-respected "Squire" who is determined to treat all his tenant farmers fairly, unlike his predecessor. Written by Martin Underwood <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

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Clunky script and direction
7 March 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The books were, without doubt, extraordinary in their depiction of the age and families within those years. They were well written and absorbing. The script writers and the director had a lot from which to translate the book to the screen. They succeeded partially. At times the acting was so contrived that it was seemed to be a lesson in how not to act. It was rather like a play put on by a village dramatic society. The writers and director were saved by some very good acting by the leading actors and actresses but it must be said that this was because of very good casting. All the leads, except Glyn Houston, were acting themselves. 1978 people the same characters as in 1903? Yes but the genre is fast fading in the present Britain. What a tragedy.


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