How We Used to Live (1968–1996)

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British educational drama tracing the lives and fortunes of fictional Yorkshire families from Victorian times.

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Redvers Kyle ...
 Narrator / ... (28 episodes, 1968-1982)
Diana Davies ...
 Mabel Hodgkins / ... (24 episodes, 1969-1982)
James Tomlinson ...
 Dr. William Hughes (21 episodes, 1968-1979)
John Keyworth ...
 Arthur Hodgkins (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Sarah Hughes / ... (20 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ashley Barker ...
 Edmund Hughes (18 episodes, 1968-1979)
Tessa Worsley ...
 Mrs. Hughes (18 episodes, 1968-1979)
Peter Ellis ...
 Albert Ackerley / ... (18 episodes, 1968-1979)
Rachel Ambler ...
 Avril Hodgkins / ... (17 episodes, 1979-1982)
Christopher Irvin ...
 Laurence / ... (17 episodes, 1978-1985)
Lorraine Peters ...
 Daisy Ackerley / ... (17 episodes, 1968-1979)
Alison Ambler ...
 Annie Fairhurst (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Kathy Jamieson ...
 Maggie Brady / ... (14 episodes, 1984-1990)
Mark Uttley ...
 Jimmy Hodgkins / ... (13 episodes, 1981-1982)
Julie Shipley ...
 Patricia Hodgkins (13 episodes, 1981-1982)
John Cross ...
 Commentary (13 episodes, 1975-1976)
Sue Jenkins ...
 Charlotte Holroyd / ... (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
...
 Tom Selby (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
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British educational drama tracing the lives and fortunes of fictional Yorkshire families from Victorian times.

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