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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 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
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 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
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 Edgar Frith 7 episodes, 1978
Zuleika Robson ...
 Judy Carver 7 episodes, 1978
Karl Howman ...
 Boxer Carver 6 episodes, 1978
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 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 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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