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10 May 1998 (UK) See more »
Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
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Victoria Smurfit ... Hannah Randall (10 episodes, 1998)
Clare Wilkie ... Matty Wickham (10 episodes, 1998)

Tabitha Wady ... Lydia Weston (10 episodes, 1998)

Hermione Norris ... Victoria St. John (10 episodes, 1998)
Emily Canfor-Dumas ... Harriet St. John (10 episodes, 1998)
Kate Williams ... Mrs. McClusky (10 episodes, 1998)

Jason O'Mara ... Ned Jones (10 episodes, 1998)
Amy Hodge ... Pringle (10 episodes, 1998)
Peter Forbes ... Fowler (10 episodes, 1998)
William Scott-Masson ... Captain Mason (10 episodes, 1998)

Adam Hayes ... Bertie Hutchinson (9 episodes, 1998)
Maggie McCarthy ... Cook (9 episodes, 1998)
Laurence Owen ... Tom St. John (9 episodes, 1998)
Rosemary Leach ... Nanny Collins (9 episodes, 1998)

Briony Glassco ... Lady Constance Lamson-Scribener (9 episodes, 1998)
Sean Murray ... Arnold St. John (9 episodes, 1998)
Rupert Frazer ... Lord George Lamson-Scribener (9 episodes, 1998)
Etela Pardo ... Mrs. Bronowski (9 episodes, 1998)
Nicholas Irons ... Lord Hugh Lamson-Scribener (7 episodes, 1998)
Stuart Laing ... Jack Wickham (7 episodes, 1998)
Davyd Harries ... Bowles (7 episodes, 1998)
Maurice Yeoman ... Gibbons (7 episodes, 1998)

Ruth Sheen ... Nanny Simmons (6 episodes, 1998)
Sophie Walker ... Isabel Hutchinson (6 episodes, 1998)
Rosalind Knight ... Great-Aunt Effie (6 episodes, 1998)
Roland MacLeod ... Potter (6 episodes, 1998)
Joanna Bacon ... Lily (5 episodes, 1998)

Series Directed by
Martin Hutchings (3 episodes, 1998)
Richard Holthouse (2 episodes, 1998)

Lesley Manning (unknown episodes)
Richard Signy (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Deborah Cook (10 episodes, 1998)
Suzanne van de Velde (10 episodes, 1998)
Lilie Ferrari (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Alison Davis .... producer (unknown episodes)
Christopher Moss .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
John Altman (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Rory Taylor (7 episodes, 1998)
Series Film Editing by
Chris Swanton (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Chris Webster (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Bill Brown (unknown episodes)
Anna Dargavel (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Jeremy Turner (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Julie Dorrat-Keenan .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Debbi Salmon .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Dale .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Nick Troth .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Sarah White .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
David Ackrill .... prop stand-by (4 episodes, 1998)
Series Sound Department
Richard Dyer .... sound recordist (10 episodes, 1998)
Jeff Welch .... boom operator (10 episodes, 1998)
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1998)
Steve Dent .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1998)
Derek Lea .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1998)
Dominic Preece .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1998)
Tony Van Silva .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1998)
Peter White .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1998)

Rowley Irlam .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Danny Espey .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Barney Piercy .... clapper loader / focus puller: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Jono Tomes .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Richard Watkins .... facilities captain (10 episodes, 1998)
Series Other crew
David Jones .... production accountant (10 episodes, 1998)

Steve Dent .... horse master (unknown episodes)
Philip Gladwin .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Suzanne van de Velde .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Susan Weeks .... tutor chaperone (unknown episodes)

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50 min (10 episodes)
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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Edwardian soap opera, 11 March 2005
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"Berkeley Square" is an Edwardian period TV 10x50 minute miniseries which examines the lives of three young women, all nursery maids for wealthy families in London's Berkeley Square. The series revolves around the trio of neighboring young women, their nannies and associated co-staff (butlers, footmen, etc.) and the members of the families which employ them. Themes include murder, illicit affairs, affairs of the heart, a baby switching, and a whole lot of nursemaid issues with an ample assortment of side plots all very nicely woven together. This multiplicity of stories follows a nice arc building ample depth into the characters, developing plenty of tension on a range of levels, and sorting everything out, albeit rather quickly, such that all is well at the end with a only couple of unhappy exceptions. "Berkeley Square" is very much a soap opera (circa 1902) as it focuses on women and women's issues with restrained melodrama though it is much more thoughtfully produced than the usual commercial soap. Lacking the mood and polish of a "Brideshead Revisited" with some of the intricacies of an "Upstairs-Downstairs", this series has some obvious production deficits, though they are easily overlooked. All in all, "Berkeley Square" is an acceptable TV product which should make for a pleasant watch for women, lovers of soaps, and others into early 20th century English drama. Note - the DVD I watched had no CC's or subtitles making some of the dialogue difficult to understand. (B)

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