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Series devised by ALAN PLATER from an initial idea by Alan Plater and Philip Levent Script editor, Gerry Davis
Designer, Allan Anson
Producer, DAVID E. Rosi
Ancient buildings, part of Britain's heritage, can stand for centuries only to disappear overnight at the touch of a bulldozer. There are always good sound financial reasons for the demolition, but once the building has gone, it has gone for ever. Ed Robson , a Furness contractor, wants to pull down Furness Hall , a much loved building of distinction, and replace it with an office block. Only Sarah opposes the scheme and the matter seems settled. Then a strange ally turns up ...


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Robert Keegan
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Henry Knowles
Unknown: Gerry Davis
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Philip Levent
Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: David E. Rosi
Directed By: Terence Dudley
Unknown: Ed Robson
Unknown: Furness Hall
Peggy Tarrant: Susan Mitchell
Richard Pettifer: James Bree
George Kingston: James Grout
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Ed Robson: Michael Gover
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Baxter: Bryan Kendrick
Brian: Malcolm James
: Ronnie JimmymacHin
Phillips: MacDonald Hobley

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