Gareth Jones, Les Chatfield
Julian Roach, John Stevenson
Bill Podmore, Gareth Jones, Mark C. Robson
Timothy West - Bradley Hardacre (32 episodes 1983-1990), Caroline Blakiston - Lady Patience Hardacre (32 episodes 1983-1990), James Saxon - Morris Hardacre (32 episodes 1983-1990), Gail Harrison - Isobel Hardacre (32 episodes 1983-1990), Emily Morgan - Charlotte Hardacre (32 episodes 1983-1990), Barbara Ewing - Agnes Fairchild (32 episodes 1983-1990), Shaun Scott - Jack Fairchild (32 episodes 1983-1990), Gary Cady - Matthew Fairchild (32 episodes 1983-1990), David Ashton - Dr. McDuff (32 episodes 1983-1990), Robert Reynolds - Austin Hardacre (26 episodes 1983-1984), Geoffrey Hinsliff - George Fairchild (26 episodes 1983-1984), Anthony Smee - Guy Baggers (17 episodes 1983-1990), Bill Monks - Job Lott (16 episodes 1983-1984), John de Frates - Talbot (6 episodes 1984), Patrick Pearson - Austin Hardacre (6 episodes 1990), Geoffrey Hutchings - George Fairchild (6 episodes 1990), Philip Bird - Henri Lecoq (5 episodes 1990), John Pickles - Hattersley (5 episodes 1990), Alison Lloyd - Nurse (4 episodes 1983-1984), John Nettleton - Lord Mountfast (4 episodes 1984), Thomas Hannay Matthews - Little Paxo (4 episodes 1990), Joanna David - Prudence Makepeace (3 episodes 1984), Wilf Durham - Hillman (2 episodes 1983-1984), Ian Richardson - Marshall Snelgrove QC (2 episodes 1984), Simeon Andrews - Shorty Attenborough (2 episodes 1990), John Pullen - Bradleytone News Commentator (2 episodes 1990), David Quilter - Commanding Officer (2 episodes 1990), Peter Ivatts - Armstrong (1 episode 1983), Stephen Bill - Young Scargill (1 episode 1983), Annette Farrant - Maid (1 episode 1983), John Hollis - Arthur (1 episode 1983), Patrick Nyland - Schickelgruber (1 episode 1983), Malcolm Raeburn - Agitator (1 episode 1983), John Grillo - Seymour Pugh (1 episode 1984), Angus MacKay - Brasshat (1 episode 1990), Ann Rye - Miss Penelope Betterway (1 episode 1990), David Bamber - Heseltine (1 episode 1983), Peter Settelen - The Prince (1 episode 1983), John Illingworth - Larkins (1 episode 1984), Geoffrey Chater - Air Vice Marshal Plunkett-Downe (1 episode 1990), Anthony Havering - Factor (1 episode 1990), Wyotte Smith - Winston Churchill (1 episode 1990), Howard Crossley - Rescuer (1 episode 1983), Michael Cronin - Sgt. Pepper (1 episode 1984), Raymond Huntley - Judge (1 episode 1984), Rita Lester - Wardress (1 episode 1984), Bruce Boa - Ambassador Kennedy (1 episode 1990), Christopher Downing - Subaltern (1 episode 1990), Brendan Barry - Prosecuting Counsel (1 episode 1984), Joanna Dickens - Mrs. Marchington (1 episode 1984), John Keyworth - Dr. Teller (1 episode 1984), Caroline Ullyart - Mercedes - Parlourmaid (1 episode 1984), Christopher Benjamin - Sir Dudley Tilstock (1 episode 1990), Barbara Dryhurst - Fifi (1 episode 1990), Dickie Arnold - Lord Sodbury (1 episode 1984), Anthony Schaeffer - Herr Beckenbauer (1 episode 1984), Philip Bliss - Legless Pilot (1 episode 1990), Nicholas Klein - Teddy Kennedy (1 episode 1990), Olive Pendleton - Miss Dunnett (1 episode 1984), Qualt Divider - Colonel Smithers (1 episode 1990), Martyn Hainstock - German sentry (1 episode 1990), Renny Krupinski - German soldier (1 episode 1990), Joan Illingworth - Larkins (uncredited) (1 episode 1984), Hope Johnstone - Woman (uncredited) (1 episode 1984)
Gritty, Northern mining drama meets Dallas. Bradley Hardacre runs the local mine and has to deal with his very strange family as well as the trouble caused by his workers, led by the redoubtable Agnes Fairchild (she of the heaving bosom). Comedy show full of references to other TV shows as well as various historical events.
- Série 1: 1. Episode #1.1 (1983). Bradley Hardacre has risen from poverty to become the wealthy owner of mine, mill and munitions works in Utterly. The Fairchild family live in a poor home, so what is their connection to Bradley and why does he wants to destroy the Cottage Hospital?
- Série 1: 2. Episode #1.2 (1983). Austin Hardacre gets a nasty shock when he walks into his new office. Matthew Fairchild is excited at the thought of going to Cambridge with Morris Hardacre and tells his father whilst he is visiting him in the Cottage Hospital; however, he sees Charlotte Hardacre there and the attraction continues, which in turn upsets Morris, who gains revenge by changing Matt's job.
- Série 1: 3. Episode #1.3 (1983). Agnes encourages the now-hungry strikers, whilst Charlotte is "doing good" at the soup kitchen. As Bradley is making sure George can leave the hospital (to use him for the SBD experiments), lack and Isobel are again found in the stables, and Agnes discovers that her son Matt has lost his good job and is now digging coal. She then sees her husband George being driven in Bradley's car: a blackleg!!!
- Série 1: 4. Episode #1.4 (1983). Lady Patience tells Bradley that his daughter is carrying on with a miner. Agnes tells George that the person Isobel is carrying on with is their son lack. Bradley agrees to talk to the strikers and offers them a silent hooter - the strike is ended. George tests Bradley's anti-tank boot which explodes, mid Bradley manages a pit disaster, in which he knows lack is involved.
- Série 1: 5. Episode #1.5 (1983). As Agnes and other women are waiting for news of the miners trapped down the pit, the miners themselves are settling down to life underground. Bradley hears that his plans sure going astray as Charlotte reaches the trapped miners, but though they manage to escape as lack supports the roof for them, Austin tricks Jack into shaking hands and the roof collapses.
- Série 1: 6. Episode #1.6 (1983).
- Série 1: 7. Episode #1.7 (1983). George is home from hospital and Agnes tells him that Matt has gone to kill his father, Bradley Hardacre, so they both go to the hall and tell Bradley. That night Matt enters the hall via lady Patience's bedroom and is waylaid by Lady P Austin goes one further: he knocks Bradley out and orders him to be taken to the hospital, due to be blown up at midnight with the deadly SBD.
- Série 1: 8. Episode #1.8 (1983). As Austin celebrates Bradley's death, Bradley buys himself out of the hospital only to find that George hasn't caused the hospital to blow up by putting the SBD in his tea. Not only Charlotte, but also Morris discovers Matt with Lady P, whilst Bradley and Austin try to wangle or mangle the truth from George as to what happened to the SBD and discover that George is a walking bomb.
- Série 1: 9. Episode #1.9 (1983). Morris is ashamed at Lady P's affair with Matt and so decides to shoot himself but instead takes it out on Hesketh, his bear. Bradley and Austin discuss the fate of George and the SBD sugar lumps. Dr McDuff uses a stomach pump to get the SBD out of George and finds lots of strange things that George has been swallowing.
- Série 1: 10. Episode #1.10 (1983). Jack has a proposition for Bradley: sell Isobel off. Bradley agrees but Lady P informs him that he'd lost interest in her anyway. Lady P tells Matt H he does not continue to see her she will have his poems published in her name. Isobel implores Charlotte to sleep with Jack so that he will go off her. Austin, McDuff and George experiment with the bouncing bomb with disastrous results.
- Série 1: 11. Episode #1.11 (1983). Bradley is angry with Jack over the forge, Agnes is angry too with lack, again for buying the forge. Isobel is angry with Jack when Bradley tells her she was sold to him. Lady P is angry when Morris tells her he's taking Matt to Cambridge. Morris appears to Matt in a dress and tells him he is a transvestite: Matt runs off.
- Série 1: 12. Episode #1.12 (1983). Bradley reluctantly agrees to using lack's truss Ranges to hold up the chimney, Big Tom. Guy arrives to help Morris who is upset because Matt doesn't fancy him. They discuss plans to blow up the Prince with SBD. MacDuff tells Lady P that hypnotism will help her to regain the use of her legs, but it backfires on him. She walks away and kicks Bradley to prove it.
- Série 1: 13. Episode #1.13 (1983). Bradley and Austin lecture peasants on how to behave for the Prince's visit. Lady P visits Matt, but finds Agnes and they argue. She gives Agnes a book of Matt's poems published under her own name. Matt discovers the book, leaves upset and attempts suicide at the top of the big chimney. Jack runs after him to stop him.
- Série 2: 1. Episode #2.1 (1984). As the Prince lays the new stone at the Cottage Hospital McDuff drops his trousers and Isobel and Charlotte arrive naked on Brass Beauty protesting about the rent increases, then the mortar on the trowel explodes - SBD. All are covered in foam - Jack saves Big Tom with his truss flange. Bradley and Austin realise Morris was behind the explosion and Bradley plans to send him to Australia.
- Série 2: 2. Episode #2.2 (1984). Charlotte inherits a large sum of money on her birthday. Jack refuses a deal with Austin. Guy tells Morris that Moscow wants him as a mole in the church and Agnes moans to MacDuff about George's increased sexual libido. Matt and Charlotte agree to be friends H not lovers. MacDuff discovers SBD increases sexual activity in rabbits.
- Série 2: 3. Episode #2.3 (1984). McDuff decides SBD is a hallucinogen. Bradley pays Jack for his work on Big Tom and offers him the lease on the crutch works. Bradley goes to sack the infant school teacher but instead is struck dumb by cupid's dart and invites her to play piano at the hall. Jack's family spurn his offer of work and tell him he's a traitor to his class.
- Série 2: 4. Episode #2.4 (1984). Morris confronts Matt about his homosexuality, who doesn't deny it but declares himself celibate. Jack declares his love for Charlotte but she rejects him, wishing he was Matt. Isobel declares her continuing love for lack and Lady P tells her not to marry Mountfast. Austin and Isobel go hunting rent defaulters but are foiled by Matt and Charlotte.
- Série 2: 5. Episode #2.5 (1984). Austin tells the family he thinks Bradley is insane. An epidemic is raging and McDuff says the cause is the convenience at the back of the munitions factory. Bradley gives Prudence SBD and then takes advantage of its effects she wears him out. Bradley tells George to keep using the convenience and McDuff and Agnes wire it up to explode.
- Série 2: 6. Episode #2.6 (1984). Bradley gets out of being certified and turns the tables on Austin. George, blackened but alive, is returned home. Bradley decides to sort out Simon Pugh and help Austin win the election with the help of Mrs Marchington, his father's chiropodist and SBD.
- Série 2: 7. Episode #2.7 (1984). Austin hears Lord Sodbury has died at the chiropodists which means Seymour Pugh will go to the House of Lords and it will be a walkover for him at the by-election. Jack fails to dissuade Isobel from marrying Mountfast, but she guesses he's done a deal with her mother and tells him her reason is money and she'll look after him.
- Série 2: 8. Episode #2.8 (1984). Bradley tells Austin he has to marry Cynthia Dudcock. Bradley offers to send Man to Paris to paint, as long as he goes with Agnes, but Matt sees through him. Jack asks Charlotte to marry him - she refuses. McDuff tells Patience of Bradley's plans to expose photos to the BMC and she tells him how to retrieve them.
- Série 2: 9. Episode #2.9 (1984). Hardacre looks at Mountfast's body. Sgt Pepper says a tramp will have done it. McDuff says his brother Inspector McDuff of the yard is in the area George tells Agnes of his new position in the UCTT. Charlotte tells Agnes she feels sick in the mornings. Matt says there's no money to fight the election and lack offers money to help them.
- Série 2: 10. Episode #2.10 (1984). Charlotte and Isobel visit Patience in prison and tell her she's to have the finest defence lawyer. Job shows George and Agnes the official union vehicle . a tandem. Bradley refuses to pay for the services of Patience's defence, so Isobel says she will pay for the services of Marshall Snelgrove. Agnes tells Austin she's going to carry an with the election. Guy tells Morris that Moscow wants Hesketh to fight in the Spanish civil war.
- Série 2: 11. Episode #2.11 (1984). During round table discussion Bradley tells George pithead baths will be installed in order to get looks workforce on strike. Patience's trial takes place and she is called to the witness box. Bradley asks Charlotte to return home. Patience tells the court how she visited Mountfast on the night of the murder and he was so appalled by his debauchery he committed suicide.
- Série 2: 12. Episode #2.12 (1984). Charlotte receives a solicitor's letter saying she will inherit Mountfast's money. Bradley is informed by future Tory MP his earldom is no-go. He decides to join the other side. Isobel is distressed about Mountfast's inheritance and is seared that lack will propose to Charlotte, which is exactly what he does. She tells him to hop it.
- Série 2: 13. Episode #2.13 (1984). Bradley and Jack rejoice in the arms sales boosted by the Spanish civil war but Bradley feels a world war would be better. Charlotte is distraught having read that Matt's been killed in Spain, and gives bath to a boy. Guy tells Morris Stalin wants Bradley out of the way and gives him cyanide to poison Bradley. Matt appears saying Hesketh was shot in Spain.
- Série 3: 1. Bradley Pulls It Off (1990). London 1939: Bradley Hardacre has much to gain from another war and prevents his son Austin from returning to the Prime Minister with a peace document from Germany. Lady Patience refuses 1o allow the threat of war to interfere with the Annual Ball at Lancaster House.
- Série 3: 2. Bradley Sticks It Out (1990). When Bradley Hardacre hears of the government's plans to scrap the production of his latest invention, the midget submarine, he uses his contacts in the civil service to get an announcement in the House of Commons that the contract has been extended and that his son Austin has volunteered to test the new naval devices.
- Série 3: 3. Bradley Gets on Top (1990). When Bradley Hardacre hears of the government's plans to scrap the production of his latest invention, the midget submarine, he uses his contacts in the civil service to get an announcement in the House of Commons that the contract has been extended and that his son Austin has volunteered to test the new naval devices.
- Série 3: 4. Bradley Holds His Own (1990). Bradley Hardacre and Winston Churchill share their opinions on how the war is being conducted. Jack Fairchild persuades Lady Patience to finance his scheme for the production of the self-sealing saddle valve. Matthew is prevented from marrying Charlotte.
- Série 3: 5. Bradley Does His Bit (1990). Bradley purchases a country estate. Inspector McDuff has new evidence implicating Matthew. Jack Fairchild reclaims Charlotte's child and offers to marry her. Matthew is in France and is accused of selling the artificial legs he is in charge of. Morris is discovered relaxing on the beach at Dunkirk.
- Série 3: 6. Their Finest Half Hour (1990). Bradley prepares the grounds at his new country estate for a cricket match. Morris and Matthew meet up in France and attempt to escape the Germans by stealing a German plane. They eventually make it to England and as they fly over the cricket pitch they send a message attached to Morris's golliwog.
Gritty, Northern mining drama meets Dallas. Bradley Hardacre runs the local mine and has to deal with his very strange family as well as the trouble caused by his workers, led by the ...