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Howards' Way

50 min (78 episodes)
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Country: UK
Release Date: 1985-09-01
Filming Locations: Pebble Mill Studios, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Tony Anholt
Tony Anholt
Howards' Way
Jan Harvey
Jan Howard
Stephen Yardley
Ken Masters
Glyn Owen
Jack Rolfe
Susan Gilmore
Avril Rolfe
Edward Highmore
Leo Howard
Cole Henderson
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Robert Vahey
Bill Sayers
Ivor Danvers
Gerald Urquhart
Dulcie Gray
Kate Harvey
Cindy Shelley
Abby Hudson
Maurice Colbourne
Tom Howard
Patricia Shakesby
Polly Urquhart
Willoughby Gray
Sir John Stevens
Tracey Childs
Lynne Howard
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The series suffered the loss of its leading actor when Maurice Colbourne, who played Tom Howard, died of a heart attack in 1989. Episodes of series five were hurriedly rewritten to explain the character's absence before finally killing him off at the beginning of the sixth and final series.
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Gerard Glaister revealed that he cast Maurice Colbourne in the lead role of Tom Howard because he wanted an actor who had rugged, outdoor looks.
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BBC executive Jonathan Powell cited the series as an example of a pro-Thatcherite drama against accusations by Conservative politician Norman Tebbit that the BBC had a left-wing bias.
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Photos from cast
Tony Anholt Francesca Gonshaw