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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Complete series cast summary:
Glyn Houston ...
 John Rudd (12 episodes, 1978)
Prunella Ransome ...
 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)
Milton Johns ...
 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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Should be brought back
6 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was very disappointed with the TV version. A Horseman Riding By is my favourite book/s. No Icky Palfrey in the first series, and I thought that was one of the lynch pin characters in the book. No Uncle Franz? I liked Nigel in the part, but felt him a bit wooden at first and I was quite disappointed in the presentation of what is to me a very classic series of books. It's out on DVD, but I felt the casting was very good bar the exclusion of Icky. Why did they decide to do that? Maybe the direction was at fault? But it should be a much longer series, and end after vol.3.

Maybe they will bring it back one day.


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