A coming-of-age story set in the 19th century England about Edwin Clayhanger, a young man who wants to be an architect, but it is expected of him to continue the family's printing business which he accepts for the time being.
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Series cast summary:
Peter McEnery ...  Edwin Clayhanger 22 episodes, 1976
Janet Suzman ...  Hilda Lessways / ... 21 episodes, 1976
Thelma Whiteley Thelma Whiteley ...  Maggie Clayhanger 21 episodes, 1976
Louise Purnell Louise Purnell ...  Janet Orgreave 20 episodes, 1976
Joyce Redman ...  Auntie Hamps 15 episodes, 1976
Harry Andrews ...  Darius Clayhanger 14 episodes, 1976
Bruce Purchase Bruce Purchase ...  Big James 14 episodes, 1976
Timothy Woolgar Timothy Woolgar ...  George Cannon Jr. / ... 12 episodes, 1976
John Horsley ...  Osmond Orgreave 12 episodes, 1976
Anne Carroll Anne Carroll ...  Clara Benbow 11 episodes, 1976
Denis Quilley ...  George Cannon 10 episodes, 1976
Clive Swift ...  Albert Benbow 10 episodes, 1976
Denholm Elliott ...  Tertius Ingpen 9 episodes, 1976
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ...  Stifford 9 episodes, 1976
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A coming-of-age story set in the 19th century England about Edwin Clayhanger, a young man who wants to be an architect, but it is expected of him to continue the family's printing business which he accepts for the time being.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La saga de los Clayhanger See more »

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(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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A Victorian Masterpiece!!
8 October 2018 | by tph0229See all my reviews

The best approximation of the Victorian novel that I know of on the big or small screen. Based on Arnold Bennett's Clayhanger trilogy, this is brilliant television. Yes, it's slow, perhaps to the point where younger viewers might just shut it off, but the slow pace of life in the nineteenth century is I think accurately portrayed. A brilliant cast of characters flesh out the drama. As the story begins, Edwin Clayhanger (Peter McEnery) is leaving school at 16 to work in his father"s (Harry Andrews) printing business. A clash of generations immediately becomes apparent when when Edwin declares he wants to be an architect and Darius the father says he must work in the family business. Without going into more detail. the story follows Edwin into middle age, his relationship with his father up to his demise,and his tempestuous marriage to an early suffragette. Douglas Livingstone did the adaptation and it was a brilliant job. The actors apart from the above range from Janet Suzman to Dennis Quilley to Clive Swift to Denhom Elliott. Miss Gailey played by Renee Asherson was a memorable poignant character, though among many others I cannot rank this production more highly. Along with Winston Churchill The Wilderness Years, Edward and Mrs Simpson, and the Jewel in the Crown for example, it stands as an exemplar of British TV production in the1970s and 1980s


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