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The Brothers 

Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jean Anderson ...  Mary Hammond 92 episodes, 1972-1976
Robin Chadwick Robin Chadwick ...  David Hammond 92 episodes, 1972-1976
Jennifer Wilson Jennifer Wilson ...  Jennifer Kingsley / ... 92 episodes, 1972-1976
Derek Benfield ...  Bill Riley 89 episodes, 1972-1976
Richard Easton ...  Brian Hammond 85 episodes, 1972-1976
Patrick O'Connell Patrick O'Connell ...  Edward Hammond 82 episodes, 1973-1976
Hilary Tindall Hilary Tindall ...  Ann Hammond 48 episodes, 1972-1976
Margaret Ashcroft Margaret Ashcroft ...  Gwen Riley 48 episodes, 1974-1976
Colin Baker ...  Paul Merroney 46 episodes, 1974-1976
Gabrielle Drake ...  Jill Hammond / ... 39 episodes, 1972-1974
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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it. Written by <rzg@netvisiob.net.il>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Arvingarna See more »

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Runtime:

(92 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Every episode of "The Brothers" has been preserved in the television archives - a rare thing for a British programme of the times. See more »

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Referenced in Endeavour: Passenger (2018) See more »

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The greatest TV show of all time, bar none
6 September 2017 | by c_w_light-12478See all my reviews

I was 12 when the first series of The Brothers hit the screens in 1972, and 17 when it reached an untimely end in December 1976, at the end of Series 7, and thus didn't understand half of the 'business-y' things that went on, but that didn't stop it from establishing itself as the best thing I'd ever seen on TV. 40+ years later, I've just finished watching it all again on DVD, and my opinion is unchanged : pure magic. We must thank our lucky stars that this is NOT one of the shows that the BBC threw away after transmission (the majority of things from that era no longer exist) : all episodes surviving on their original 2" videotapes long enough to be digitally transferred by said organisation. Most people now have no idea what this show was : but at the time it was regularly #1 in the 'Most Watched' weekly chart. 41 years later, I'm still waiting for Series 8, but I'm starting to think that I may be disappointed ...


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