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(1968–1996)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Richard Handford ... (41 episodes, 1968-1979)
Charles Leigh Bennett ... (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Frank W. Smith ... (16 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ian Fell ... (15 episodes, 1984-1996)
Carol Wilks ... (11 episodes, 1984-1990)
David H. Wilson ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Hugh Paine ... (1 episode, 1969)

Series Writing Credits  

Peter Hunt ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Freda Kelsall ... (126 episodes, 1968-1996)
Peter Lewis ... (1 episode, 1969)
Anna Lynham ... (1 episode, 1969)
Joy Thwaytes ... (9 episodes, 1968-1973)

Series Cast  

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)
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 Tom Selby (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
Haydn Conway ...
 Matt Fairhurst / ... (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Geoffrey Wheeler ...
 Presenter (10 episodes, 1969)
Jane Hutcheson ...
 Jane Ackerley (10 episodes, 1975)
Bernard Padden ...
 Harry Ackerley (9 episodes, 1975)
Brenda Elder ...
 Sarah Selby (8 episodes, 1984)
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 Alice Selby / ... (8 episodes, 1981-1985)
David Michaels ...
 Alexander Holroyd (8 episodes, 1984-1985)
Doreen Sloane ...
 Mrs. Maitland (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Philip Batty ...
 Edward Hodgkins / ... (7 episodes, 1975-1982)
Jack Carr ...
 Victor Selby / ... (7 episodes, 1984-1990)
Tara Moran ...
 Alice Selby / ... (7 episodes, 1984-1987)
Paul Gabriel ...
 Maurice Holroyd (7 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ted Morris ...
 Stanley Dawson / ... (7 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bert Gaunt ...
 Sim Lathom / ... (7 episodes, 1975-1979)
Simon Clarke ...
 P.C. Wheelwright / ... (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Jimmy Hodgkins (6 episodes, 1981)
Joanna Kennedy ...
 Avril Hodgkins (6 episodes, 1981)
Wendy Jane Walker ...
 Charlotte Holroyd (6 episodes, 1984)
James Walker ...
 John Pilling (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ruth Holden ...
 Mrs. Beale / ... (6 episodes, 1984-1987)
Alick Hayes ...
 Squire Selwyn / ... (6 episodes, 1969-1978)
Jill Summers ...
 Grandma Bond / ... (6 episodes, 1975-1979)
John Laing ...
 Albert Selby (6 episodes, 1985)
Patsy Blower ...
 Eileen Birkett / ... (5 episodes, 1982)
Alistair Walker ...
 Albert Selby (5 episodes, 1984)
David Scase ...
 George Holroyd (5 episodes, 1984)
Jane Hazlegrove ...
 Maggie Selby / ... (5 episodes, 1984-1987)
Brenda Hall ...
 Mrs. Tandy / ... (5 episodes, 1978-1981)
Olive Pendleton ...
 Doris Dawson (5 episodes, 1976)
Maria Mescki ...
 Bertha Beale (5 episodes, 1985)
Christopher Ley Rose ...
 Edward Hodgkins (4 episodes, 1981)
Jay Benedict ...
 Anton Podemski / ... (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ray Dunbobbin ...
 Shopkeeper / ... (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Frances Cox ...
 Mrs. Battersby / ... (4 episodes, 1976-1981)
Elizabeth Kelly ...
 Emily Holroyd (4 episodes, 1984)
David Ross ...
 Capt. Selwyn / ... (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jeannie Hammersleigh ...
 Dora Selwyn / ... (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Alan Starkey ...
 Mr. Beale (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Andrea Gibbins ...
 Sylvia Boothroyd / ... (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Anthony Benson ...
 Mr. Buttle / ... (4 episodes, 1969-1990)
Ray Gatenby ...
 Father / ... (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jess Yates ...
 Presenter (4 episodes, 1968)
Alison Mead ...
 Mrs. Nuttall (4 episodes, 1975)
Michael Randall ...
 Humphrey Selwyn (4 episodes, 1979)
Dickie Arnold ...
 Ned Wilkins (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Craig McKay ...
 Michael Brady (4 episodes, 1985)
Alun Lewis ...
 Captain Fielden (4 episodes, 1993)
Pip Miller ...
 Sir John Warren (4 episodes, 1993)
William Ivory ...
 Gideon (3 episodes, 1990)
Jill Barker ...
 Hannah (3 episodes, 1990)
James Buckley ...
 Joseph (3 episodes, 1990)
Michael Friel ...
 Roger (3 episodes, 1990)
Saskia Downes ...
 Abigail (3 episodes, 1990)
Richard Revell ...
 Edward Hodgkins (3 episodes, 1982)
Sarah Belwood ...
 Sally (3 episodes, 1990)
Kevin Wallace ...
 Patrick Brady (3 episodes, 1984)
Carol Reeve ...
 Mrs. Birkett / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Freddy Selby (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Cy Chadwick ...
 Tom Selby (3 episodes, 1984)
Eileen O'Brien ...
 Joan Brady / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1987)
Mark Thrippleton ...
 Maurice Holroyd (3 episodes, 1984)
Harry Beety ...
 Grimshaw (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Vicki Sinclair ...
 Mother (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Hilary Lord ...
 Maggie (3 episodes, 1975)
John McGregor ...
 Dr. Matthews (3 episodes, 1975)
Debbie Bowers ...
 Betty Boothroyd (3 episodes, 1976)
Peter Schofield ...
 George Boothroyd (3 episodes, 1976)
Trevor T. Smith ...
 Ted Boothroyd (3 episodes, 1976)
Stephen Bollard ...
 Michael Brady (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Ralph Warren (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Grace Palmer (3 episodes, 1993)
Kate Riding ...
 Dorcas Palmer (3 episodes, 1993)
Richard Mayes ...
 Daniel (2 episodes, 1990)
Tamlyn Robins ...
 Edward Hodgkins (2 episodes, 1981)
Daniel Swayne ...
 Edward Hodgkins (2 episodes, 1981)
Valerie Shute ...
 Sarah Levinson (2 episodes, 1981)
Simon Steed ...
 Alexander Holroyd (2 episodes, 1984)
Phil Hearne ...
 Sim (2 episodes, 1990)
Nicholas Fry ...
 Bruce Maitland (2 episodes, 1981)
Anthony Schaeffer ...
 David Levinson (2 episodes, 1981)
Zoe Walton ...
 Rebecca Levinson (2 episodes, 1981)
Robin Bowerman ...
 Laurence Butterworth / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Freddie Fletcher ...
 Crandon (2 episodes, 1990)
Malcolm Raeburn ...
 Andrew Marshall / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1990)
Dennis Blanch ...
 Michael Brady (2 episodes, 1987)
Bobby Knutt ...
 Albert Selby (2 episodes, 1987)
Jane Southwell ...
 Mary Fairhurst (2 episodes, 1978)
Terry Gilligan ...
 Sergeant Lamb / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1985)
Peter Ivatts ...
 Fred Marshall / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Dave / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
Fine Time Fontayne ...
 Jimmy Hodgkins (2 episodes, 1987)
Katie Hall ...
 Bertha Beale (2 episodes, 1984)
Ann Aris ...
 Maid / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1973)
Rosemary Brown ...
 Child / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Joanne Cookson ...
 Daughter (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bev Jones ...
 Father (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gaydor Jane Kaye ...
 Daughter (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Susan Wadkin ...
 Child / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Allan Deutrom
(2 episodes, 1968)
Andrew Emmott ...
 Master Harry / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1973)
Rita Howard ...
 Mrs. Umpleby (2 episodes, 1969)
Patricia Inman ...
 Grace (2 episodes, 1969)
Veronica Twidle ...
 Governess / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
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 Edith Ackerley (2 episodes, 1975)
Hope Johnstone ...
 Mrs. Emery (2 episodes, 1975)
Doreen Kay ...
 Mrs. Matthews (2 episodes, 1975)
Martin Whiteley ...
 Charley (2 episodes, 1975)
David Clayforth ...
 Gerald Dawson (2 episodes, 1976)
Bryan Cook ...
 Stephen Nuttall (2 episodes, 1976)
Alexandra Handford ...
 Roberta Dawson (2 episodes, 1976)
Barry Hart ...
 Bill Yates (2 episodes, 1976)
Diane Mewse ...
 Marjorie Dawson (2 episodes, 1976)
David Unsworth ...
 Gerald Dawson (2 episodes, 1976)
Molly Walker ...
 Susan (2 episodes, 1976)
Rachel Laurence ...
 Avril Butterworth / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Anthony Wingate ...
 Abraham (1 episode, 1990)
Ben Fell ...
 Freddy Selby (1 episode, 1984)
Bryonie Pritchard ...
 Narrator (1 episode, 1990)
Luke Harris ...
 Roger Brady (1 episode, 1987)
Jessica Harris ...
 Beverley Brady (1 episode, 1987)
Andrew Benson ...
 Mr. Mottram (1 episode, 1981)
Lottie Ward ...
 Sister (1 episode, 1981)
Brian Ashley ...
 Sid Jenkins (1 episode, 1981)
Christopher George ...
 P.O.W. (1 episode, 1981)
Andrew Halstead ...
 Arnold Potter (1 episode, 1981)
Paul Jaynes ...
 Harry Birkett (1 episode, 1982)
John Berlyne ...
 Schoolboy (1 episode, 1981)
Jim Marsh ...
 Mr. Padwick (1 episode, 1981)
Michael Syers ...
 Choirmaster (1 episode, 1982)
Guy Nicholls ...
 Brigadier (1 episode, 1985)
Harry Goodier ...
 Sergeant (1 episode, 1981)
Bill Croasdale ...
 Headmaster (1 episode, 1982)
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 Peter Hodgkins (1 episode, 1987)
Mike Kelly ...
 Ned (1 episode, 1990)
Stan Finni ...
 Joseph A. L. Scott (1 episode, 1981)
Ray Float ...
 Bartlett (1 episode, 1981)
Susan Reeves ...
 War Widow (1 episode, 1982)
Sheila Cambrill ...
 Miss Vernon (1 episode, 1984)
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 Alf Birkett (1 episode, 1982)
Carol Bently ...
 Scullery Maid (1 episode, 1968)
Polly Elwes ...
 Presenter (1 episode, 1968)
Christopher Nicholson ...
 Child (1 episode, 1968)
Patricia Peters ...
 Mother (1 episode, 1968)
Dorothy Sleightholme ...
 Cook (1 episode, 1968)
Kathy Staff ...
 Washer Woman (1 episode, 1968)
Carole Turner ...
 Mistress (1 episode, 1968)
Stephanie Waite ...
 Maid (1 episode, 1968)
David A. Young ...
 Child (1 episode, 1968)
Roy Arundell ...
 Boy (1 episode, 1969)
Roger Bennett ...
 Chimney Sweep (1 episode, 1969)
Roger Bennett ...
 Boy (1 episode, 1969)
Joseph Berry ...
 Doctor (1 episode, 1969)
Ian Campbell ...
 Boxer / ... (1 episode, 1969)
Shirley Coates ...
 Mama (1 episode, 1969)
Frederick Cowburn ...
 Squire (1 episode, 1969)
Trevor Cresswell ...
 Apothecary (1 episode, 1969)
Fred Crossley ...
 Postman (1 episode, 1969)
Christine Dawe ...
 Woman (1 episode, 1969)
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 Urchin (1 episode, 1969)
Irene Foster ...
 Aunt (1 episode, 1969)
Mark Freeman ...
 Labourer (1 episode, 1969)
Paul Halliwell ...
 Son (1 episode, 1969)
Elaine Hayes ...
 Girl (1 episode, 1969)
Damaris Hayman ...
 Aunt (1 episode, 1969)
Lorna Hinchcliffe ...
 Girl (1 episode, 1969)
Richard Holden ...
 Schoolmaster (1 episode, 1969)
Sheila Irwin ...
 Mama (1 episode, 1969)
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 Girl (1 episode, 1969)
Barry Lane ...
 Son (1 episode, 1969)
Ralph Lawton ...
 Old man (1 episode, 1969)
Deirdre Lee ...
 Girl (1 episode, 1969)
Susan Lister ...
 Child (1 episode, 1969)
Jean Long ...
 Mother (1 episode, 1969)
Paul Luty ...
 Boxer (1 episode, 1969)
Jacqueline Mees ...
 Miss Emily / ... (1 episode, 1969)
Dave Mobley ...
 Ironmonger (1 episode, 1969)
Lois Penson ...
 Maid (1 episode, 1969)
Sheila Price ...
 Woman (1 episode, 1969)
Helen Rappaport ...
 Governess (1 episode, 1969)
Julie Rhodes ...
 Daughter (1 episode, 1969)
Jim Rutherford ...
 Oyster Man (1 episode, 1969)
Mark Shelley ...
 Papa (1 episode, 1969)
Peter Smith ...
 Boy (1 episode, 1969)
Paula Swift ...
 Mother (1 episode, 1969)
John Swindells ...
 Papa (1 episode, 1969)
Harry Towb ...
 Father (1 episode, 1969)
David Vallon ...
 Beach Photographer (1 episode, 1969)
Cyril Varley ...
 Tenant Farmer (1 episode, 1969)
Conrad Vince ...
 Grandfather (1 episode, 1969)
Jess Walters ...
 Father (1 episode, 1969)
Martin White ...
 Boy passenger (1 episode, 1969)
William Wymar ...
 Grocer (1 episode, 1969)
Tom Gowling ...
 Magistrate (1 episode, 1973)
David Hunter ...
 Thief (1 episode, 1973)
Lea Peters ...
 Flower Girl (1 episode, 1973)
Johnny Allan ...
 Barnan (1 episode, 1975)
Ted Carroll ...
 Postman (1 episode, 1975)
Christine Cox ...
 P.O. Clerk (1 episode, 1975)
Ian East ...
 Mr. Kennedy (1 episode, 1975)
Suzanne Ellison ...
 Mrs. Hyland (1 episode, 1975)
Peter Firmani ...
 Uncle Victor (1 episode, 1975)
Fred Gaunt ...
 Mr. Todd (1 episode, 1975)
Peggy Gosschalk ...
 Nancy (1 episode, 1975)
Hugo Handford ...
 Stephen Nuttall (1 episode, 1975)
Timothy Hudson ...
 Stephen Nuttall (1 episode, 1975)
Alison Read ...
 Mrs. Nuttall (1 episode, 1975)
Eddie Warren ...
 Ben Blower (1 episode, 1975)
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 Arnold Fox (1 episode, 1976)
Peter Chapman ...
 Roland Matthews (1 episode, 1976)
Richard Clayforth ...
 Gerald Dawson (1 episode, 1976)
Sylvia Stoker ...
 Miss Maitland (1 episode, 1976)
Marjorie Suddell ...
 Mrs. Edgeworth (1 episode, 1976)
Caroline Turner ...
 Roberta Dawson (1 episode, 1976)
Sandra Voe ...
 Lady Breen-Lowell (1 episode, 1976)
Tony Goodall ...
 John Gann (1 episode, 1978)
Ina Clough ...
 Matron (1 episode, 1979)
Joan Heath ...
 Mrs. Purkiss (1 episode, 1979)
Geoffrey Hooper ...
 Court official (1 episode, 1979)
Kathy Jones ...
 Flo Fairhurst (1 episode, 1979)
Stanley Page ...
 Caleb Ashworth (1 episode, 1979)
Bert Palmer ...
 Abel Broughton (1 episode, 1979)
Geoffrey Tomlinson ...
 Rev. Webster (1 episode, 1979)
Dave Leslie ...
 Bioscope Manager (1 episode, 1984)
David Leslie ...
 Bioscope Manager (1 episode, 1984)
Donald McBride ...
 Official (1 episode, 1984)
Rosalie Williams ...
 Bessie (1 episode, 1984)
John McArdle ...
 Doctor Wallace (1 episode, 1985)
Robert Thomas ...
 Willy Paxton (1 episode, 1985)
Gordon Wharmby ...
 Bob Fry (1 episode, 1985)
Nicky Ross ...
 Michael Brady (1 episode, 1987)
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 Sanjay (1 episode, 1987)
Kevin Wallace ...
 Patrick Brady (1 episode, 1987)
Tony Benn ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Kerry Angus ...
 Aunt Nellie (1 episode, 1996)
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 Richard Trevithick (1 episode, 1996)
Keith Clifford ...
 Piggy Dent (1 episode, 1996)
Christopher Connel ...
 Robert Stephenson (1 episode, 1996)
Robert Garrett ...
 Rev. John Hodgson (1 episode, 1996)
Berwick Kaler ...
 George Stephenson (1 episode, 1996)
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 Tom Byngham (1 episode, 1996)
Tony Neilson ...
 Nicholas Wood (1 episode, 1996)
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Series Produced by 

Richard Handford ... producer (40 episodes, 1975-1979)
Ian Fell ... producer / series producer (27 episodes, 1984-1996)
David H. Wilson ... producer (15 episodes, 1981-1982)
Carol Wilks ... producer (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
Barry Cockcroft ... producer (2 episodes, 1968)

Series Music by 

Robert Hartley ... (1 episode, 1981)

Series Film Editing by 

John Lundsten ... (18 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bill Barlow ... (1 episode, 1981)
Jim Molyneux ... (1 episode, 1981)
Phil Cooke ... (1 episode, 1982)

Series Production Design by 

Peter Caldwell ... (1 episode, 1978)
Richard Jarvis ... (1 episode, 1978)
Mary Rea ... (1 episode, 1981)

Series Makeup Department 

Di Lofthouse ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1981)
Carol Churchill ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1996)

Series Art Department 

Dave Gledhill ... graphics (1 episode, 1981)

Series Sound Department 

Keith Hargreaves ... sound (2 episodes, 1981)
John Andrew ... sound (1 episode, 1982)
Ian Bray ... sound (1 episode, 1982)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

June Cashman ... costumes (1 episode, 1981)

Series Other crew 

Norman Longmate ... series advisor / adviser / script adviser (61 episodes, 1968-1982)
Michael Harris ... researcher (4 episodes, 1968-1982)
Stella Sanders ... production assistant (1 episode, 1969)
Charmaine McEachern ... research (1 episode, 1978)

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