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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...  Jan Howard 78 episodes, 1985-1990
...  Ken Masters 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Glyn Owen ...  Jack Rolfe 78 episodes, 1985-1990
...  Avril Rolfe 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Edward Highmore ...  Leo Howard 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Robert Vahey ...  Bill Sayers 73 episodes, 1985-1990
...  Charles Frere 72 episodes, 1985-1990
Ivor Danvers ...  Gerald Urquhart 71 episodes, 1985-1990
...  Kate Harvey 68 episodes, 1985-1990
Cindy Shelley ...  Abby Hudson / ... 64 episodes, 1985-1990
Maurice Colbourne ...  Tom Howard 61 episodes, 1985-1989
Patricia Shakesby ...  Polly Urquhart 54 episodes, 1985-1989
...  Sir John Stevens 40 episodes, 1985-1990
...  Lynne Howard / ... 36 episodes, 1985-1990
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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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1 September 1985 (UK)  »

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La ruta de Howard  »

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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 »

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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 Countdown: Episode #22.39 (1991) See more »

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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 See 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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