Devised by acclaimed TV drama writer, Caleb Ranson (Forgotten, Daylight Robbery), Night and Day is a soap unlike any other. Set in Greenwich, and focusing on the lives of six very different... See full summary »

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Seb Castang ...  Josh Alexander 75 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Sam Armstrong 70 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Roxanne Doyle-Wells 62 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Alex Wells 62 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Della Wells 62 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Fiona Brake / ... 62 episodes, 2001-2003
Dominic Rickhards ...  Mike Brake / ... 62 episodes, 2001-2003
Kevin Sacre ...  Dennis Doyle 62 episodes, 2001-2003
Sally Dexter ...  Natalie Harper 61 episodes, 2001-2003
Lesley Joseph ...  Rachel Culgrin 61 episodes, 2001-2003
Adam Paul Harvey ...  Tom Brake 59 episodes, 2001-2003
Nick Schofield ...  Ryan Harper 59 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Duncan Harper 58 episodes, 2001-2003
Georgina Walker ...  Jane Harper 55 episodes, 2001-2003
Debbie Korley ...  Frankie Radcliffe 55 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Charlie Doyle 54 episodes, 2001-2003
Phoebe Thomas ...  Holly Curran 54 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Will Radcliffe 53 episodes, 2001-2003
Joe Jacobs ...  Jimmy Hamilton-Doyle 50 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Donna Doyle 49 episodes, 2001-2003
Daniella Isaacs ...  Lucy Armstrong 46 episodes, 2001-2003
Jai Wilson ...  Becky Wells 44 episodes, 2001-2003
Keya Wilson ...  Laura Wells 44 episodes, 2001-2003
Julie Smith ...  Kate Ellis 42 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Steph McKenzie 42 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Edward 'Woody' Dexter 37 episodes, 2002-2003
Phoebe Sweeney ...  Celeste 34 episodes, 2002-2003
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Devised by acclaimed TV drama writer, Caleb Ranson (Forgotten, Daylight Robbery), Night and Day is a soap unlike any other. Set in Greenwich, and focusing on the lives of six very different families, it is about a group of friends watching their children grow up, before they've finished growing up themselves. Written by Anonymous

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Once you start watching, you won't be able to stop.

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This show was intorduced along with Crossroads (2001) as part of a new teatime soap lineup on ITV in early 2001. Both shows failed. See more »

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Ambient Soap
24 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Strange how this oddly understated show divides opinion so violently. I watched the first 20 or so episodes when it was airing several times a week, without quite being drawn into the curiously un-insistent plotlines. The disappearance of the beautiful but unlikeable Jane Harper (Georgina Walker) ought to be an event of considerable drama, but such is the gentle, ambient quality of the show, that even this fails to move the viewer very much. Is this a failing? I'm inclined to give "Night & Day" the benefit of the doubt. When I first saw it I wasn't sure whether it was experimental or just incompetent. I don't think it really matters.

People who like quick development of plotlines are urged to stay away! "Night & Day" unfolds at a glacial pace. It was probably inevitable, in the light of this, that it would be reduced to one episode a week. This seems less an ignominious concession, and more a realisation on the part of the programme's makers of its natural tempo.

Some viewers will also be irked by the difficulty of establishing who the central character is. Initially Della, Jane's shy friend, seemed to occupy this role, but as the show has continued this would seem to be less the case.

On balance, I find the show likeable. Its lack of urgency, its ambient, dreamy quality, and its evocation of a quiet London (which still exists in pockets here and there) mark it out as unusual in a TV world where noise, incident and naturalism are the norm.


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