People Like Us (1978)

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A TV adaptation of R.F. Delderfield's novels "The Dreaming Suburb" and "The Avenue Goes to War". It takes a look at life in a London suburb from the end of the First World War, between the ... See full summary »

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John Duttine ...
 Archie Carver (12 episodes, 1978)
Linda Goddard ...
 Louise Carver / ... (12 episodes, 1978)
Derek Seaton ...
 Harold Godbeer (12 episodes, 1978)
Jennifer Daniel ...
 Eunice Godbeer / ... (11 episodes, 1978)
Shirley Cain ...
 Edith Clegg (9 episodes, 1978)
Barbara Shelley ...
 Esther Frith (9 episodes, 1978)
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 Ted Hartnell (8 episodes, 1978)
Rosemary Faith ...
 Maria Carver / ... (8 episodes, 1978)
Carol Frazer ...
 Elaine Frith / ... (8 episodes, 1978)
David Healy ...
 Tony Piretta (8 episodes, 1978)
Peter Machin ...
 Esme Fraser (8 episodes, 1978)
Mary MacLeod ...
 Becky Clegg (8 episodes, 1978)
Colin Higgins ...
 Sydney Frith (7 episodes, 1978)
Michael Lees ...
 Edgar Frith (7 episodes, 1978)
Zuleika Robson ...
 Judy Carver (7 episodes, 1978)
Karl Howman ...
 Boxer Carver (6 episodes, 1978)
Ken Kitson ...
 Jack Strawbridge (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Berni Carver (5 episodes, 1978)
Gwyneth Powell ...
 Frances Hopkins (5 episodes, 1978)
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A TV adaptation of R.F. Delderfield's novels "The Dreaming Suburb" and "The Avenue Goes to War". It takes a look at life in a London suburb from the end of the First World War, between the wars and then as World War Two becomes reality. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Saga about families in a rapidly-changing London suburb between the World Wars.
22 November 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic series I saw on TV when I was living in Ireland. As far as I can remember, it concentrated on the first part of Delderfield's (equally good) novel "The Dreaming Suburb", which was the first of the two-part "Avenue"-series. Long after I had forgotten the title of the series, and before reading the novel(s), I saw some pictures of an actor who had played the rakish grocer Carver, and discovered he was called John Duttine. After that, I simply browsed through his filmography and rediscovered the name of the TV-adaptation as well! Apart from young Carver, who by marrying Italian grocer's daughter Maria soon becomes a ruthless businessman, the story is about a number of families living in a rapidly-changing London suburb. This is high-quality soap-opera that simply MUST be released on DVD. It's a crying shame that it has been forgotten even by TV buffs.


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