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Howards' Way 

Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jan Harvey ...  Jan Howard 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Stephen Yardley ...  Ken Masters 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Glyn Owen Glyn Owen ...  Jack Rolfe 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Susan Gilmore ...  Avril Rolfe 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Edward Highmore Edward Highmore ...  Leo Howard 78 episodes, 1985-1990
Robert Vahey Robert Vahey ...  Bill Sayers 73 episodes, 1985-1990
Tony Anholt ...  Charles Frere 72 episodes, 1985-1990
Ivor Danvers Ivor Danvers ...  Gerald Urquhart 71 episodes, 1985-1990
Dulcie Gray ...  Kate Harvey 68 episodes, 1985-1990
Cindy Shelley Cindy Shelley ...  Abby Hudson / ... 64 episodes, 1985-1990
Maurice Colbourne Maurice Colbourne ...  Tom Howard 61 episodes, 1985-1989
Patricia Shakesby Patricia Shakesby ...  Polly Urquhart 54 episodes, 1985-1989
Willoughby Gray ...  Sir John Stevens 40 episodes, 1985-1990
Tracey Childs ...  Lynne Howard / ... 36 episodes, 1985-1990
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Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his investment the yard would certainly have gone bust but the decision puts a great strain on his marriage and causes problems with other members of his family. The various family members gradually come to terms with their changing circumstances and the consequences of Howard's decision. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Stormy waters lie ahead...

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Trivia

Kate O'Mara described the series as "wonderful escapist television". She enjoyed making it because she knew Tony Anholt and Jan Harvey, who had both worked on Triangle (1981), and she described Stephen Yardley as "divine". See more »

Crazy Credits

The name of Lana Morris's character changed from Vanessa Anderberg (with an R) in episodes Howards' Way: Episode #3.9 (1987) and Howards' Way: Episode #3.12 (1987), to Vanessa Andenberg (with an N) when she became a regular character in Seasons 5 and 6. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Come Dancing (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Howards Way Theme
Composed by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
Played by The Simon May Orchestra
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User Reviews

Loved it!
6 February 2005 | by LuisaGalloSee all my reviews

I was only 12 years old in 1990 when I bought the Howard's Way theme music on audio cassette - it was the first recording I ever bought!!

It was great to watch on a Sunday night! I always wanted to be out on the sea and be as successful as them!

Due to the recent repeats on UK Drama, there is now quite a lot of interest from fans on various websites who also seem to love the show and the music as much as I did.

Those sunsets and seascapes and the fantastic music would be better than ever if they were digitally remastered and released on DVD !!! It's high time it was!


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1985 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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4:3
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