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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Big House

24 September 1968

Season 1, Episode 2: Small House

1 October 1968

Rosemary Brown ... Child
Polly Elwes ... Presenter
Ray Gatenby ... Father
Gaydor Jane Kaye ... Daughter
Christopher Nicholson ... Child
Patricia Peters ... Mother
Vicki Sinclair ... Mother
Susan Wadkin ... Child
David A. Young ... Child

Season 1, Episode 3: House in the Middle

8 October 1968
Houses in the Victorian era is today's topic. The Victorian era, especially after The Great Exhibition, saw a great increase in the numbers of well-to-do factory and mill owners and professional men. This is about their kinds of houses.

Season 1, Episode 4: The Parlour

15 October 1968

Season 1, Episode 5: The Bedroom

22 October 1968

Ann Aris ... Maid
Joanne Cookson ... Daughter
Bev Jones ... Father
Lorraine Peters ... Mother
Jess Yates

Season 1, Episode 6: Lighting the Lamp

1 November 1968

Season 1, Episode 7: Kitchen

5 November 1968

Season 1, Episode 8: What's Cooking?

12 November 1968

Season 1, Episode 9: Spick and Span

19 November 1968

Peter Ellis ... Ironmonger
Redvers Kyle
Kathy Staff ... Washer Woman
Carole Turner ... Mistress
Stephanie Waite ... Maid

Season 1, Episode 10: The Festive Season

1 December 1968

Season 1, Episode 11: Keeping Warm

2 January 1969

Roger Bennett ... Chimney Sweep
Ray Gatenby ... Chimney Sweep
Susan Wadkin ... Victorian Girl

Season 1, Episode 12: Keeping in Touch

21 January 1969

Fred Crossley ... Postman

Barbara Kellerman ... Girl

Season 1, Episode 13: Evenings at Home

28 January 1969

Joanne Cookson ... Daughter
Paul Halliwell ... Son
Damaris Hayman ... Aunt
Sheila Irwin ... Mama
Bev Jones ... Father
Redvers Kyle
Barry Lane ... Son
Lorraine Peters ... Mother
Julie Rhodes ... Daughter
Mark Shelley ... Papa
Veronica Twidle ... Maid

Season 1, Episode 14: When We Were Ill

4 February 1969

Joseph Berry ... Doctor
Trevor Cresswell ... Apothecary
Irene Foster ... Aunt
Susan Lister ... Child

Season 1, Episode 15: Shopping

11 February 1969

Peter Ellis ... Albert
Ray Gatenby ... Father
Alick Hayes ... Hayes
Rita Howard ... Mrs. Umpleby
Patricia Inman ... Grace
Dave Mobley ... Ironmonger
Sheila Price ... Woman
Jim Rutherford ... Oyster Man
Vicki Sinclair ... Mother
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter
William Wymar ... Grocer

Season 1, Episode 16: Growing Up at Home

18 February 1969

Roy Arundell ... Boy
Elaine Hayes ... Girl
Redvers Kyle ... Presenter
Paula Swift ... Mother
Jess Walters ... Father
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter

Season 1, Episode 17: Schoolroom: Going to School

1 March 1969

Roger Bennett ... Boy
Andrew Emmott ... Master Harry / poor boy Harry
Lorna Hinchcliffe ... Girl
Richard Holden ... Schoolmaster
Redvers Kyle ... Presenter
Jacqueline Mees ... Miss Emily / poor child Emily
Helen Rappaport ... Governess
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter

Season 1, Episode 18: On the Road

11 March 1969

Anthony Benson ... Tollgate Keeper & Passenger
Christine Dawe ... Woman
Jean Long ... Mother
Conrad Vince ... Grandfather
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter
Martin White ... Boy passenger

Season 1, Episode 19: Travelling by Train

18 March 1969

Ralph Lawton ... Old man
Peter Smith ... Boy
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter

Season 1, Episode 20: Sunday: The Day of Rest

25 March 1969

Ray Gatenby ... Father
Alick Hayes ... Minister
Gaydor Jane Kaye ... Daughter
Vicki Sinclair ... Mother
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter

Season 1, Episode 21: In the Country

29 April 1969

Frederick Cowburn ... Squire
Mark Freeman ... Labourer
Redvers Kyle ... Presenter
Cyril Varley ... Tenant Farmer

Season 1, Episode 22: In the Garden

6 May 1969

Lois Penson ... Maid
Harry Towb ... Father
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter

Season 1, Episode 23: Sport

13 May 1969

Ian Campbell ... Boxer / Cricketer / Cyclist
Peter Ellis ... Albert
Alick Hayes ... Booth
Rita Howard ... Mrs. Umpleby
Patricia Inman ... Grace
Paul Luty ... Boxer
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter

Season 1, Episode 24: Clothes and Occasion

20 May 1969

Shirley Coates ... Mama
Veronica Twidle ... Governess
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter

Season 1, Episode 25: At the Seaside

3 June 1969

Rosemary Brown ... Girl
Diana Davies ... Mama

Peter Firth ... Urchin
Deirdre Lee ... Girl
John Swindells ... Papa
David Vallon ... Beach Photographer
Geoffrey Wheeler ... Presenter

Season 1, Episode 26: Summing Up

10 June 1969


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: In the Street

21 February 1973

Season 2, Episode 2: Children and the Law

7 March 1973

Ann Aris ... Woman
Andrew Emmott ... Ragged Boy
Tom Gowling ... Magistrate
David Hunter ... Thief
Redvers Kyle ... Presenter
Lea Peters ... Flower Girl

Season 2, Episode 3: On the Farm

9 May 1973

Redvers Kyle ... Presenter

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Moving Day

22 September 1975

Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley
Fred Gaunt ... Mr. Todd
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley
Alison Read ... Mrs. Nuttall

Season 3, Episode 2: Hard at Work

29 September 1975

John Cross ... Commentary
Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley
Bert Gaunt ... Mr. Hebden
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Hope Johnstone ... Mrs. Emery
Alison Mead ... Mrs. Nuttall
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley

Season 3, Episode 3: Still at School

6 October 1975

Philip Batty ... John Robert
Ian East ... Mr. Kennedy
Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Hilary Lord ... Maggie
John McGregor ... Dr. Matthews
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley
Martin Whiteley ... Charley

Season 3, Episode 4: A Home for Grandma

13 October 1975

Ted Carroll ... Postman
Christine Cox ... P.O. Clerk
Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
John McGregor ... Dr. Matthews
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley
Jill Summers ... Grandma Bond

Season 3, Episode 5: Evening Out

20 October 1975

Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley
Peter Firmani ... Uncle Victor
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Hilary Lord ... Maggie
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley
Jill Summers ... Grandma Bond
Martin Whiteley ... Charley

Season 3, Episode 6: Jane's First Job

3 November 1975

John Cross ... Commentary (voice)
Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley
Hugo Handford ... Stephen Nuttall
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Hope Johnstone ... Mrs. Emery
Doreen Kay ... Mrs. Matthews
John McGregor ... Dr. Matthews
Alison Mead ... Mrs. Nuttall
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley
Jill Summers ... Grandma Bond

Season 3, Episode 7: A Day in the Country

10 November 1975

John Cross ... Commentary (voice)
Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley
Terry Gilligan ... Will
Peggy Gosschalk ... Nancy
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley

Season 3, Episode 8: Vote for Mum

17 November 1975

Simon Clarke ... P.C. Wheelwright
John Cross ... Commentary
Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley

Gwyn Gray ... Edith Ackerley
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Doreen Kay ... Mrs. Matthews
Alison Mead ... Mrs. Nuttall
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley
Jill Summers ... Grandma Bond
Eddie Warren ... Ben Blower

Season 3, Episode 9: Going for a Soldier

24 November 1975

Johnny Allan ... Barnan
John Cross ... Commentary
Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley
Suzanne Ellison ... Mrs. Hyland
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Hilary Lord ... Maggie
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley
Jill Summers ... Grandma Bond

Season 3, Episode 10: Armistice

1 December 1975

Simon Clarke ... P.C. Wheelwright
John Cross ... Commentary
Peter Ellis ... Albert Ackerley

Gwyn Gray ... Edith Ackerley
Timothy Hudson ... Stephen Nuttall
Jane Hutcheson ... Jane Ackerley
Alison Mead ... Mrs. Nuttall
Bernard Padden ... Harry Ackerley
Lorraine Peters ... Daisy Ackerley

Season 3, Episode 11: On the Air

12 January 1976

Simon Clarke ... P.C. Wheelwright
John Cross ... Commentary
Ted Morris ... Stanley Dawson
Olive Pendleton ... Doris Dawson
David Unsworth ... Gerald Dawson

Joanne Whalley ... Marjorie Dawson

Season 3, Episode 12: On Strike

19 January 1976

Peter Chapman ... Roland Matthews
Simon Clarke ... P.C. Wheelwright
Bryan Cook ... Stephen Nuttall
John Cross ... Commentary
Barry Hart ... Bill Yates
Ted Morris ... Stanley Dawson
Olive Pendleton ... Doris Dawson
David Unsworth ... Gerald Dawson

Joanne Whalley ... Marjorie Dawson

Season 3, Episode 13: On the Mains

26 January 1976

Ted Morris ... Stanley Dawson
Olive Pendleton ... Doris Dawson

Roy Alon ... Arnold Fox
Richard Clayforth ... Gerald Dawson
Bryan Cook ... Stephen Nuttall
Caroline Turner ... Roberta Dawson

Joanne Whalley ... Marjorie Dawson

Season 3, Episode 14: On the Dole

2 February 1976

Anthony Benson ... Mr. Dixon / Peabody
David Clayforth ... Gerald Dawson
Frances Cox ... Miss Bellis
John Cross ... Commentary
Alexandra Handford ... Roberta Dawson
Barry Hart ... Bill Yates
Diane Mewse ... Marjorie Dawson
Ted Morris ... Stanley Dawson
Olive Pendleton ... Doris Dawson

Season 3, Episode 15: All at Sea

9 February 1976

David Clayforth ... Gerald Dawson
John Cross ... Commentary
Alexandra Handford ... Roberta Dawson
Diane Mewse ... Marjorie Dawson
Ted Morris ... Stanley Dawson
Olive Pendleton ... Doris Dawson
Sylvia Stoker ... Miss Maitland
Marjorie Suddell ... Mrs. Edgeworth

Season 3, Episode 16: Blackout

23 February 1976

Debbie Bowers ... Betty Boothroyd
Simon Clarke ... Tom Wheelwright
John Cross ... Commentary
Diana Davies ... Alice Boothroyd
Andrea Gibbins ... Sylvia Boothroyd
Peter Schofield ... George Boothroyd
Trevor T. Smith ... Ted Boothroyd
Sandra Voe ... Lady Breen-Lowell

Season 3, Episode 17: Invasion

1 March 1976

Debbie Bowers ... Betty Boothroyd
Simon Clarke ... Tom Wheelwright
John Cross ... Commentary
Diana Davies ... Alice Boothroyd
Andrea Gibbins ... Sylvia Boothroyd
Peter Schofield ... George Boothroyd
Trevor T. Smith ... Ted Boothroyd
Molly Walker ... Susan

Season 3, Episode 18: Blitz

8 March 1976

Debbie Bowers ... Betty Boothroyd
Simon Clarke ... Tom Wheelwright
John Cross ... Commentary
Diana Davies ... Alice Boothroyd
Andrea Gibbins ... Sylvia Boothroyd
Peter Schofield ... George Boothroyd
Trevor T. Smith ... Ted Boothroyd
Molly Walker ... Susan

Season 3, Episode 19: In Short Supply

15 March 1976

Season 3, Episode 20: Victory

22 March 1976

Bert Gaunt ... Pianist Writer

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: 1874: New Arrivals

18 September 1978

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Haydn Conway ... Matt
Brenda Hall ... Mrs. Tandy
Lorraine Peters ... Nanny
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 2: 1874: Too Old for Nanny

25 September 1978

James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
David Ross ... Captain Selwyn
Jeannie Hammersleigh ... Dora
Lorraine Peters ... Nanny
Brenda Hall ... Mrs. Tandy

Season 4, Episode 3: 1875: Too Young for the Mill

2 October 1978
Matt has not passed his tenth birthday and he is working half-time in Grimshaw's mill. He is promptly sacked since it is illegal to employ children under the age of 10. In contrast Sarah spends her day in a leisurely fashion: a lie-in followed by entertaining Alderman Grimshaw to tea.
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
Peter Ellis ... Ben Fairhurst
Jane Southwell ... Mary Fairhurst
Harry Beety ... Grimshaw
Andrea Gibbins ... Jinnie

Season 4, Episode 4: Never Too Late to Learn

9 October 1978

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Anthony Benson ... Mr. Entwistle
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 5: Daily Round

16 October 1978

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
Peter Ellis ... Ben Fairhurst
Jane Southwell ... Mary Fairhurst
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Season 4, Episode 6: Evening Hours

23 October 1978

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
Bert Gaunt ... Pianist Writer
Jeannie Hammersleigh ... Dora Selwyn
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 7: The Pledge

6 November 1978

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
Peter Ellis ... Ben Fairhurst
Brenda Hall ... Mrs. Tandy
Ted Morris ... Rev. Jabez Charles
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Season 4, Episode 8: Mud Lane

13 November 1978

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
Bert Gaunt ... Sim Lathom
Alick Hayes ... Squire Selwyn
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 9: Polling Day

20 November 1978

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
Peter Ellis ... Ben Fairhurst
Bert Gaunt ... Sim Lathom
Tony Goodall ... John Gann
Alick Hayes ... Squire Selwyn
Christopher Irvin ... Reginald Farnworth
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 10: Christmas

27 November 1978

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
Alick Hayes ... Squire Selwyn
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 11: Remember the Sabbath

15 January 1979

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Brenda Hall ... Mrs. Tandy
Ted Morris ... Rev. Jabez Charles
Lorraine Peters ... Nanny
Geoffrey Tomlinson ... Rev. Webster
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 12: On the Parish

22 January 1979

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Ina Clough ... Matron
Christopher Irvin ... Reginald Farnworth
Bert Palmer ... Abel Broughton
David Ross ... Capt. Selwyn
Jill Summers ... Naomi Broughton
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 13: The Spa

29 January 1979

Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 14: Fit for a Lady

5 February 1979

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Rachel Ambler ... Maudie Fairhurst
Joan Heath ... Mrs. Purkiss
Kathy Jones ... Flo Fairhurst
Michael Randall ... Humphrey Selwyn
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 15: Ideas Unlimited

12 February 1979

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Rachel Ambler ... Maudie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Harry Beety ... Grimshaw
Christopher Irvin ... Reginal Farnworth
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 16: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

26 February 1979

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Peter Ellis ... Ben Fairhurst
Geoffrey Hooper ... Court official
Michael Randall ... Humphrey Selwyn
David Ross ... Capt. Selwyn
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 17: Green and Pleasant Land

5 March 1979

Harry Beety ... Grimshaw
Jeannie Hammersleigh ... Dora Selwyn
Christopher Irvin ... Reginald Farnworth
Malcolm Raeburn ... Andrew Marshall
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 18: God Bless the Squire

12 March 1979

Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Bert Gaunt ... Sim Lathom
Jeannie Hammersleigh ... Dora Selwyn
Michael Randall ... Humphrey Selwyn
David Ross ... Capt. Selwyn
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 19: Proposals

19 March 1979

Rachel Ambler ... Maudie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Christopher Irvin ... Reginald Farnworth
Stanley Page ... Caleb Ashworth
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 4, Episode 20: Wedding Bells

26 March 1979

Alison Ambler ... Annie Fairhurst
Ashley Barker ... Edmund Hughes
Haydn Conway ... Matt Fairhurst
Bert Gaunt ... Sim Lathom
Christopher Irvin ... Reginald Farnworth
Lorraine Peters ... Nanny
Michael Randall ... Humphrey Selwyn
James Tomlinson ... Dr. William Hughes

Joanne Whalley ... Sarah Hughes
Tessa Worsley ... Mrs. Hughes

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: 1936-1953: Head of the Family

23 September 1981
The Hodgkins family lives in a new suburb of a Yorkshire manufacturing town. Arthur, a railwayman, is buying the semi-detached house on a mortgage, having moved from rented accommodation in a terrace during the building boom of the early 'thirties. His wife, Mabel, devotes herself to the home and their family of four children, Jimmy (14), Patricia (12), Avril (8), and Edward (2).
John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins

Gary Carp ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Joanna Kennedy ... Avril Hodgkins
Daniel Swayne ... Edward Hodgkins
Brian Ashley ... Sid Jenkins
John Berlyne ... Schoolboy
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 2: 1936-1953: Counting the Cost

30 September 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins

Gary Carp ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Joanna Kennedy ... Avril Hodgkins
Daniel Swayne ... Edward Hodgkins
Ray Dunbobbin ... Shopkeeper
Jim Marsh ... Mr. Padwick
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 3: 1936-1953: Holiday with Pay

7 October 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins

Gary Carp ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Joanna Kennedy ... Avril Hodgkins
Tamlyn Robins ... Edward Hodgkins

Lorraine Sass ... Mary Halliwell
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 4: 1936-1953: Hospital Case

14 October 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins

Gary Carp ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Joanna Kennedy ... Avril Hodgkins
Tamlyn Robins ... Edward Hodgkins
Valerie Shute ... Sarah Levinson
Zoe Walton ... Rebecca Levinson
Anthony Schaeffer ... David Levinson

Lorraine Sass ... Mary Halliwell
Frances Cox ... Mrs. Battersby
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 5: 1936-1953: Goodnight Children Everywhere

21 October 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins

Gary Carp ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Joanna Kennedy ... Avril Hodgkins
Andrew Benson ... Mr. Mottram
Andrew Halstead ... Arnold Potter
Brenda Hall ... Matron
Valerie Shute ... Sarah Levinson
Anthony Schaeffer ... David Levinson
Zoe Walton ... Rebecca Levinson
Frances Cox ... Mrs. Battersby
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 6: 1936-1953: Home from Home

4 November 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins

Gary Carp ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Joanna Kennedy ... Avril Hodgkins
Lottie Ward ... Sister
Frances Cox ... Mrs. Battersby
Doreen Sloane ... Mrs. Maitland
Harry Goodier ... Sergeant
Ray Float ... Bartlett
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 7: 1936-1953: Stars and Stripes

11 November 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Christopher Ley Rose ... Edward Hodgkins
Jay Benedict ... Anton Podemski

Lorraine Sass ... Mary Halliwell
Doreen Sloane ... Mrs. Maitland
Nicholas Fry ... Bruce Maitland
Stan Finni ... Joseph A. L. Scott (as Stanley Finni)
Ray Dunbobbin ... Shopkeeper
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 8: 1936-1953: Make Do and Mend

18 November 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Christopher Ley Rose ... Edward Hodgkins
Doreen Sloane ... Mrs. Maitland
Christopher George ... P.O.W.
Ray Dunbobbin ... Shopkeeper
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 9: 1936-1953: Take a Man's Place

25 November 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Christopher Ley Rose ... Edward Hodgkins
Doreen Sloane ... Mrs. Maitland
Nicholas Fry ... Bruce Maitland
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 10: 1936-1953: Peace on Earth

2 December 1981

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Christopher Ley Rose ... Edward Hodgkins
Doreen Sloane ... Mrs. Maitland
Jay Benedict ... Anton Podemski
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 11: 1936-1953: Let Us Face the Future

13 January 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Richard Revell ... Edward Hodgkins
Doreen Sloane ... Mrs. Maitland
Jay Benedict ... Anton Podemski
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence Butterworth
Susan Reeves ... War Widow
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 12: 1936-1953: Full Supporting Programme

20 January 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Richard Revell ... Edward Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Carol Reeve ... Mrs. Birkett
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 13: 1936-1953: Cold Comfort

27 January 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Richard Revell ... Edward Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 14: 1936-1953: A New Look

3 February 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Patsy Blower ... Eileen Birkett
Paul Jaynes ... Harry Birkett
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 15: 1936-1953: Full Steam Ahead

10 February 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Philip Batty ... Edward Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 16: 1936-1953: On the National Health

17 February 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Philip Batty ... Edward Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Patsy Blower ... Eileen Birkett
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 17: 1936-1953: On the Move

3 March 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Philip Batty ... Edward Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Patsy Blower ... Eileen Birkett
Peter Ivatts ... Policeman
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 18: 1936-1953: A Tonic for the Nation

10 March 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Philip Batty ... Edward Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Patsy Blower ... Eileen Birkett
Michael Syers ... Choirmaster
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 19: 1936-1953: We Have Travelled a Hard Road

17 March 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Philip Batty ... Edward Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Carol Reeve ... Mrs. Birkett
Doreen Sloane ... Mrs. Maitland
Bill Croasdale ... Headmaster
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 5, Episode 20: 1936-1953: Your Undoubted Queen

24 March 1982

John Keyworth ... Arthur Hodgkins
Diana Davies ... Mabel Hodgkins
Mark Uttley ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Julie Shipley ... Patricia Hodgkins
Rachel Ambler ... Avril Hodgkins
Philip Batty ... Edward Hodgkins
Christopher Irvin ... Laurence
Jay Benedict ... Anton
Patsy Blower ... Eileen
Carol Reeve ... Esme Birkett

Norman Mitchell ... Alf Birkett
Ray Dunbobbin ... Mr. Taylor
Redvers Kyle ... Narrator (voice)

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: 1902: Home from the War

19 September 1984

Brenda Elder ... Sarah Selby
Jane Hazlegrove ... Maggie Selby
Cy Chadwick ... Tom Selby
David Scase ... George Holroyd
Mark Thrippleton ... Maurice Holroyd
Wendy Jane Walker ... Charlotte Holroyd
Simon Steed ... Alexander Holroyd
Kevin Wallace ... Patrick Brady

Season 6, Episode 2: 1903: Chapel on Sunday

26 September 1984

Jack Carr ... Victor Selby
Brenda Elder ... Sarah Selby
Jane Hazlegrove ... Maggie Selby
Cy Chadwick ... Tom Selby
David Scase ... George Holroyd
Elizabeth Kelly ... Emily Holroyd
Mark Thrippleton ... Maurice Holroyd
Wendy Jane Walker ... Charlotte Holroyd
Simon Steed ... Alexander Holroyd
James Walker ... John Pilling
Kevin Wallace ... Patrick Brady

Season 6, Episode 3: 1905: Bank Holiday

3 October 1984

Cy Chadwick ... Tom Selby
Brenda Elder ... Sarah Selby
Jane Hazlegrove ... Maggie Selby
David Scase ... George Holroyd
Mark Thrippleton ... Maurice Holroyd
James Walker ... John Pilling
Wendy Jane Walker ... Charlotte Holroyd

Season 6, Episode 4: 1906: Vote for Change

10 October 1984

Jack Carr ... Victor Selby
Brenda Elder ... Sarah Selby
Paul Gabriel ... Maurice Holroyd
Ruth Holden ... Mrs. Beale

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
David Scase ... George Holroyd
Alan Starkey ... Mr. Beale
Wendy Jane Walker ... Charlotte Holroyd

Season 6, Episode 5: 1909: The People's Budget

17 October 1984

Brenda Elder ... Sarah Selby
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Selby
Ben Fell ... Freddy Selby
David Scase ... George Holroyd
Elizabeth Kelly ... Emily Holroyd
Paul Gabriel ... Maurice Holroyd
Wendy Jane Walker ... Charlotte Holroyd
Dickie Arnold ... Ned Wilkins
Rosalie Williams ... Bessie

Season 6, Episode 6: 1910: Out of Work

31 October 1984

Jack Carr ... Victor Selby
Brenda Elder ... Sarah Selby
Paul Gabriel ... Maurice Holroyd
Jane Hazlegrove ... Maggie Selby

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Elizabeth Kelly ... Emily Holroyd
Donald McBride ... Official
Tara Moran ... Alice Selby
Alistair Walker ... Albert Selby
Wendy Jane Walker ... Charlotte Holroyd

Season 6, Episode 7: 1911: In the Country

7 November 1984

Paul Gabriel ... Maurice Holroyd
Katie Hall ... Bertha Beale
Ruth Holden ... Mrs. Beale

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Holroyd

Ian Mercer ... Freddy Selby
Tara Moran ... Alice Selby
Alistair Walker ... Albert Selby
James Walker ... John Pilling

Season 6, Episode 8: 1912: The Childrens Charter

14 November 1984

Brenda Elder ... Sarah Selby
Jack Carr ... Victor Selby

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Alistair Walker ... Albert Selby
Tara Moran ... Alice Selby
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Holroyd
James Walker ... John Pilling
Alan Starkey ... Mr. Beale
Katie Hall ... Bertha Beale
Sheila Cambrill ... Miss Vernon

Mark Jordon ... Dave

Season 6, Episode 9: 1913: The Right to Vote

21 November 1984

Brenda Elder ... Sarah Selby
Jack Carr ... Victor Selby

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Alistair Walker ... Albert Selby
Tara Moran ... Alice Selby
Paul Gabriel ... Maurice Holroyd
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Holroyd
Elizabeth Kelly ... Emily Holroyd
Dave Leslie ... Bioscope Manager
David Leslie ... Bioscope Manager
James Walker ... John Pilling

Season 6, Episode 10: 1914: Over by Christmas

28 November 1984

Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
Kevin Wallace ... Patrick Brady
Alistair Walker ... Albert Selby
Tara Moran ... Alice Selby
Paul Gabriel ... Maurice Holroyd
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Holroyd
David Michaels ... Alexander Holroyd

Mark Jordon ... The Sentry

Season 6, Episode 11: 1916: Called Up

16 January 1985

Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby

Ian Mercer ... Freddy Selby

Lorraine Sass ... Alice Selby
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Holroyd
David Michaels ... Alexander Holroyd
James Walker ... John Pilling
Guy Nicholls ... Brigadier

Season 6, Episode 12: 1917: The Right to Serve

23 January 1985

Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady

Ian Mercer ... Freddy Selby

Lorraine Sass ... Alice Selby
Paul Gabriel ... Maurice Holroyd
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Holroyd
David Michaels ... Alexander Holroyd
Eileen O'Brien ... Hospital Sister
Terry Gilligan ... Sergeant Lamb

Season 6, Episode 13: 1918: The Need to Share

30 January 1985

Jack Carr ... Victor Selby
Ruth Holden ... Mrs. Beale
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Holroyd
John Laing ... Albert Selby
Maria Mescki ... Bertha Beale
David Michaels ... Alexander Holroyd

Lorraine Sass ... Alice Selby
Alan Starkey ... Mr. Beale

Season 6, Episode 14: 1919: Epidemic

6 February 1985


Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Selby
John Laing ... Albert Selby
John McArdle ... Doctor Wallace
Craig McKay ... Michael Brady
David Michaels ... Alexander Holroyd

Season 6, Episode 15: 1920: Hill Climb

13 February 1985


Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Selby
John Laing ... Albert Selby
Craig McKay ... Michael Brady
Maria Mescki ... Bertha Beale
David Michaels ... Alexander Holroyd

Season 6, Episode 16: 1921: Roof Fall

27 February 1985

Dickie Arnold ... Ned Wilkins

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Peter Ivatts ... Fred Marshall
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Selby
Craig McKay ... Michael Brady

Season 6, Episode 17: 1922: The Electric Light

6 March 1985

Dickie Arnold ... Ned Wilkins

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Selby
Rachel Laurence ... Mabel Dawson
Craig McKay ... Michael Brady
David Michaels ... Alexander Holroyd
Gordon Wharmby ... Bob Fry

Season 6, Episode 18: 1924: The Cat's Whisker

13 March 1985

Dickie Arnold ... Ned Wilkins
Stephen Bollard ... Michael Brady

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
John Laing ... Albert Selby
Maria Mescki ... Bertha Beale
Robert Thomas ... Willy Paxton

Season 6, Episode 19: 1925: The Roaring Twenties

20 March 1985

Stephen Bollard ... Michael Brady
Christopher Irvin ... Rollo
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
John Laing ... Albert Selby
Maria Mescki ... Bertha Beale

Lorraine Sass ... Alice Selby

Season 6, Episode 20: 1926: The General Strike

27 March 1985

Stephen Bollard ... Michael Brady
Ruth Holden ... Mrs. Beale

Peter Howitt ... Tom Selby
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
Sue Jenkins ... Charlotte Selby
John Laing ... Albert Selby
Maria Mescki ... Bertha Beale
David Michaels ... Alexander Holroyd

Lorraine Sass ... Alice Selby
Alan Starkey ... Mr. Beale

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: 1954: Land of Plenty

1987

Dennis Blanch ... Michael Brady
Fine Time Fontayne ... Jimmy Hodgkins
Jane Hazlegrove ... Dorothy Clegg
Ruth Holden ... Bertha Selby
Kathy Jamieson ... Maggie Brady
Bobby Knutt ... Albert Selby
Rachel Laurence ... Avril Butterworth
Tara Moran ... Susan Brady
Eileen O'Brien ... Joan Brady
Nicky Ross ... Michael Brady

Puneet Sira ... Sanjay
Kevin Wallace ... Patrick Brady

Season 7, Episode 2: 1955: Home Before Nine

22 September 1987

Season 7, Episode 3: 1956: Keeping Britain Great

29 September 1987

Season 7, Episode 4: 1957: Commercial Breaks

6 October 1987

Dennis Blanch ... Michael Brady
Eileen O'Brien ... Joan Brady
Tara Moran ... Susan Brady
Luke Harris ... Roger Brady
Jessica Harris ... Beverley Brady
Bobby Knutt ... Albert Selby
Ruth Holden ... Bertha Selby
Fine Time Fontayne ... Jimmy Hodgkins (as Finetime Fontayne)

William Ash ... Peter Hodgkins
Robin Bowerman ... Laurence Butterworth

Season 7, Episode 5: 1958: Easter Holiday

13 October 1987

Season 7, Episode 6: 1959: Separate Schools

20 October 1987

Season 7, Episode 7: 1960: Women's Wrongs

3 November 1987

Season 7, Episode 8: 1961: Rising High

10 November 1987

Season 7, Episode 9: 1962: Strangers on the Shore

17 November 1987

Season 7, Episode 10: 1963: Our Kind of Music

24 November 1987

Season 7, Episode 11: 1964: Mini on the Motorway

12 January 1988

Season 7, Episode 12: 1965: Last Train from Mill Road

19 January 1988

Season 7, Episode 13: 1966: Amazing Reductions

26 January 1988

Season 7, Episode 14: 1966: Eyes Down at the Roxy

2 February 1988

Season 7, Episode 15: 1967: Flower Power

9 February 1988

Season 7, Episode 16: 1967: The Big Clean-Up

16 February 1988

Season 7, Episode 17: 1968: No Fun Being Old

1 March 1988

Season 7, Episode 18: 1969: On the Moon

8 March 1988

Season 7, Episode 19: 1969: Twin Towns

15 March 1988

Season 7, Episode 20: 1970: Coming of Age

22 March 1988


Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Victorians: Early and Late - A Time of Change

18 September 1990

Malcolm Raeburn ... George
Anthony Wingate ... Abraham
Bryonie Pritchard ... Narrator

Season 8, Episode 2: Victorians: Early and Late - Family Cares - 1845

25 September 1990

Richard Mayes ... Daniel
William Ivory ... Gideon
Jill Barker ... Hannah
James Buckley ... Joseph
Michael Friel ... Roger
Sarah Belwood ... Sally
Saskia Downes ... Abigail
Jack Carr ... Walter
Mike Kelly ... Ned

Season 8, Episode 3: Victorians: Early and Late - Proper Jobs

2 October 1990

Season 8, Episode 4: Victorians: Early and Late - Fatal Mixture - 1845

9 October 1990

William Ivory ... Gideon
Saskia Downes ... Abigail
Jill Barker ... Hannah
James Buckley ... Joseph
Michael Friel ... Roger
Sarah Belwood ... Sally
Kathy Jamieson ... Floss
Phil Hearne ... Sim
Freddie Fletcher ... Crandon

Season 8, Episode 5: Victorians: Early and Late - Rights and Wrongs - 1845

16 October 1990

William Ivory ... Gideon
Jill Barker ... Hannah
James Buckley ... Joseph
Michael Friel ... Roger
Sarah Belwood ... Sally
Saskia Downes ... Abigail
Richard Mayes ... Daniel
Phil Hearne ... Sim
Robin Bowerman ... Mr. Tillotson
Anthony Benson ... Mr. Buttle
Freddie Fletcher ... Crandon

Season 8, Episode 6: Victorians: Early and Late - Half a Century On

30 October 1990

Season 8, Episode 7: Victorians: Early and Late - A Model Village

6 November 1990

Season 8, Episode 8: Victorians: Early and Late - The Hidden Truth

13 November 1990

Season 8, Episode 9: Victorians: Early and Late - A Bible and a Rose

20 November 1990

Season 8, Episode 10: Victorians: Early and Late - Utopia Limited

27 November 1990

Season 8, Episode 11: Expansion, Trade and Industry: Trading Places

8 January 1991

Season 8, Episode 12: Expansion, Trade and Industry: Home and Colonial

15 January 1991

Season 8, Episode 13: Expansion, Trade and Industry: Country Patriots Born 1832

22 January 1991

Season 8, Episode 14: Expansion, Trade and Industry: Property Rights

29 January 1991

Season 8, Episode 15: Expansion, Trade and Industry: Workshop of the World

5 February 1991


Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: In Civil War: A Trial of Force

12 January 1993

Season 9, Episode 2: In Civil War: The Fugitive

19 January 1993


Justin Chadwick ... Ralph Warren

Lena Headey ... Grace Palmer
Alun Lewis ... Captain Fielden
Pip Miller
Kate Riding ... Dorcas Palmer

Season 9, Episode 3: In Civil War: Know Thine Enemy

26 January 1993


Justin Chadwick ... Ralph Warren

Lena Headey ... Grace Palmer
Alun Lewis ... Captain Fielden
Pip Miller
Kate Riding ... Dorcas Palmer

Season 9, Episode 4: In Civil War: Truth or Treason

2 February 1993


Justin Chadwick ... Ralph Warren

Lena Headey ... Grace Palmer
Alun Lewis
Pip Miller ... Sir John Warren
Kate Riding ... Dorcas Palmer

Season 9, Episode 5: In Civil War: A Trial of Kingship

9 February 1993

Tony Benn ... Himself

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: A Tudor Interlude: Hide and Seek

21 September 1993

Season 10, Episode 2: A Tudor Interlude: Dangerous Journeys

28 September 1993

Season 10, Episode 3: A Tudor Interlude: Disguises in the Dark

5 October 1993

Season 10, Episode 4: A Tudor Interlude: A Murder and a Mystery

12 October 1993

Season 10, Episode 5: A Tudor Interlude: The Search for Shakespeare's England

19 October 1993


Unknown Season


From Iron Ways to Victorian Days: Geordie Lads & Cornish Men.

23 January 1996

Kerry Angus ... Aunt Nellie

Nick Brimble ... Richard Trevithick
Keith Clifford ... Piggy Dent
Christopher Connel ... Robert Stephenson
Robert Garrett ... Rev. John Hodgson
Berwick Kaler ... George Stephenson

Jonathan Le Billon ... Tom Byngham
Tony Neilson ... Nicholas Wood

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