The River follows the tranquil life of lovable, Cockney, ex-convict Davey Jackson who is lock keeper on the canal near the village of Chumley-on-the-Water.

Creator:

Michael Aitkens
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1988  

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
David Essex ...  Davey Jackson 6 episodes, 1988
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ...  Sarah MacDonald 6 episodes, 1988
Shaun Scott Shaun Scott ...  Tom Pike 6 episodes, 1988
Vilma Hollingbery Vilma Hollingbery ...  Aunt Betty 6 episodes, 1988
David Ryall ...  Colonel Danvers 6 episodes, 1988
Edit

Storyline

Davey Jackson's peaceful life is turned upside down by the arrival of the neurotic, sharp-tongued Sarah MacDonald. Over the six episodes of the series the love-hate relationship between Davey and Sarah blossoms into a shaky romance, their potential happiness often spoiled by the machinations of Davey's cunning Aunty Betty and the hapless intervention of Davey's deputy Tom Pike. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1988 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The River
9 January 2007 | by LarkriseSee all my reviews

I have just discovered this charming comedy from the 80's. I do not recall ever seeing it the first time around, but i'm glad that it came on DVD so i could discover it, David Essex is quite good and the chemistry between him and Katy Murphy is sweet. Its a pity the BBC did not commission any more as i believe it was quite popular,i also especially like the scheming Aunt and her determination to break the romance up between Davy and Sarah. The constant showing of the scenery and the nature makes us long for the summer. I am pleased i ordered this from amazon and feel i got my money's worth. I give it ten for pure enjoyment throughout the six episodes.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Horror and Thriller Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular horror and thriller movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed