Three generations of the Grant family live and work on the Severn Valley branch of the Great Western Railway, from the Victorian era to the Second World War.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Barrett ...  Robbie Grant 3 episodes, 1980
Dale Bayford Dale Bayford ...  Ted Jarvis 3 episodes, 1980
June Brown June Brown ...  Elsie Grant 3 episodes, 1980
Shirley Cain Shirley Cain ...  Jane Grant 3 episodes, 1980
Bill Dean ...  Ted Jarvis 3 episodes, 1980
Colin Douglas Colin Douglas ...  George Grant 3 episodes, 1980
Annette Ekblom ...  Marjorie Grant 3 episodes, 1980
Andrew Hughes Andrew Hughes ...  Andy Grant 3 episodes, 1980
Phillip Joseph Phillip Joseph ...  Geoffrey Green 3 episodes, 1980
Ralph Lawton Ralph Lawton ...  Holmes 3 episodes, 1980
Terry Molloy ...  Fry 3 episodes, 1980
Richard Pearson ...  Mr. Jellicoe 3 episodes, 1980
Terry Pearson ...  Harvey 3 episodes, 1980
Katherine Roberts Katherine Roberts ...  Alice Stone 3 episodes, 1980
Ian Sandy Ian Sandy ...  George Grant 3 episodes, 1980
Ralph Arliss ...  Green Eye 2 episodes, 1980
Anne Burns Anne Burns ...  Deborah 2 episodes, 1980
Blake Butler Blake Butler ...  Equerry 2 episodes, 1980
Brian Coburn Brian Coburn ...  Giant / ... 2 episodes, 1980
Hugh Dickson Hugh Dickson ...  John Fowler 2 episodes, 1980
Eugene Geasley Eugene Geasley ...  Shorty 2 episodes, 1980
Brian Grellis Brian Grellis ...  Spider 2 episodes, 1980
Steve Hodson Steve Hodson ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 1980
Gerard Kelly ...  Robbie Grant 2 episodes, 1980
Anne Kristen Anne Kristen ...  Martha 2 episodes, 1980
Suzy O'Hara Suzy O'Hara ...  Annie 2 episodes, 1980
John Rapley John Rapley ...  Mr. Hartwell 2 episodes, 1980
Albert Shepherd Albert Shepherd ...  Henry Bridgman 2 episodes, 1980
Craig Stokes Craig Stokes ...  Rusty 2 episodes, 1980
Frank Veasey Frank Veasey ...  Davies 2 episodes, 1980
Jeremy Young ...  Sergeant 2 episodes, 1980
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Storyline

Split into three different stories, 'The Permanent Way' tells the construction of the line in the 1860s, 'Clear Ahead' shows the line in its Edwardian heyday in 1906 and 'Fire on the Line', set in 1939, shows how the outbreak of the Second World War affected both the family and the railway. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1980 (UK) See more »

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BBC Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Color:

Color (PAL)| Color
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Trivia

There were plans for a second series and production was scheduled to start filming in the spring of 1981, but due to financial difficulties it was canceled. See more »

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