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Howards' Way 

Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jan Harvey ...  Jan Howard 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Stephen Yardley ...  Ken Masters 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Glyn Owen Glyn Owen ...  Jack Rolfe 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Susan Gilmore ...  Avril Rolfe 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Edward Highmore Edward Highmore ...  Leo Howard 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Robert Vahey Robert Vahey ...  Bill Sayers 73 episodes, 1985-1990
Tony Anholt ...  Charles Frere 72 episodes, 1985-1990
Ivor Danvers Ivor Danvers ...  Gerald Urquhart 71 episodes, 1985-1990
Dulcie Gray ...  Kate Harvey 68 episodes, 1985-1990
Cindy Shelley Cindy Shelley ...  Abby Hudson / ... 64 episodes, 1985-1990
Maurice Colbourne ...  Tom Howard 61 episodes, 1985-1989
Patricia Shakesby Patricia Shakesby ...  Polly Urquhart 54 episodes, 1985-1989
Willoughby Gray ...  Sir John Stevens 40 episodes, 1985-1990
Tracey Childs ...  Lynne Howard / ... 36 episodes, 1985-1990
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Storyline

Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his investment the yard would certainly have gone bust but the decision puts a great strain on his marriage and causes problems with other members of his family. The various family members gradually come to terms with their changing circumstances and the consequences of Howard's decision. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Stormy waters lie ahead...

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Drama

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Trivia

Director Pennant Roberts wanted to cast one of his favourite actors, Ian McCulloch, in a key role, having worked with him before on series such as Survivors (1975) and Doctor Who (1963), but this was vetoed by the BBC. See more »

Crazy Credits

The name of Lana Morris's character changed from Vanessa Anderberg (with an R) in episodes Howards' Way: Episode #3.9 (1987) and Howards' Way: Episode #3.12 (1987), to Vanessa Andenberg (with an N) when she became a regular character in Seasons 5 and 6. See more »

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Referenced in QI: Film (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Howards Way Theme
Composed by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
Played by The Simon May Orchestra
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Excellent!!
9 July 2002 | by soap_expertSee all my reviews

I totally disagree what this person has written as I think Howard's Way was brilliant! It had great acting, great storylines and a brilliant theme tune. It should have ran much longer in my opinion. It was the BBC's version of "Dallas" and "Dynasty" and I think they did a great job!


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1985 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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4:3
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