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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 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La ruta de Howard See more »

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(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

BBC executive Jonathan Powell cited the series as an example of a pro-Thatcherite drama against accusations by Conservative politician Norman Tebbit that the BBC had a left-wing bias. 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 »

Connections

Featured in The Cult of...: Howards' Way (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Howards Way Theme
Composed by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
Played by The Simon May Orchestra
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I thought Howards Way was brilliant.
9 March 2005 | by paulb-19See all my reviews

It was a highly entertaining show, with excellent characterisation. Very well written and kept the viewer in suspense throughout. The setting, in the Solent was fantastic, and the scenery in much of the filming was stunning. The "at sea" footage was especially good. It had all the right story lines, and a good number of "baddies" to boot. The show should have run longer and it could have been made into a lasting "soap" in the form of Eastenders, but with much better scenery. It was a shame that the main character, played by Maurice Colbourne, died so early in the series, but the scriptwriters recovered it well. My favourite character was Jack Rolfe. The biggest disappointment I have had is that it isn't available on DVD or video. We can get Dallas on DVD now, so why not Howards' Way ? Does anyone agree with me on this ?


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