Two part weekly dramas concerning the various drifters who rent rooms in a lodging house.




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Series cast summary:
Jenny Twigge Jenny Twigge ...  Carol West 53 episodes, 1977
Ian Redford ...  Ian West / ... 52 episodes, 1975-1977
Anne Dyson ...  Mrs. Beale 51 episodes, 1977
William Marlowe ...  Brian Kettle 51 episodes, 1977
Julie Shipley Julie Shipley ...  Lesley Losey 49 episodes, 1977
Jill Gascoine ...  Ruth Harris 45 episodes, 1977
Ann Curthoys Ann Curthoys ...  Kathy Singer 39 episodes, 1977
Michael Boughen ...  Geoff Austin 37 episodes, 1977
Cheryl Branker Cheryl Branker ...  Meryl 32 episodes, 1977
Sylvia Kay ...  Dorothy Lawson / ... 31 episodes, 1974-1976
Bryan Marshall ...  Clive Lawson / ... 31 episodes, 1974-1976
Diana Berriman Diana Berriman ...  Linda Todd 30 episodes, 1977


Two part weekly dramas concerning the various drifters who rent rooms in a lodging house.

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5 November 1974 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jill Gascoigne, William Marlowe and Brian Gwaspari would all go onto starring roles in The Gentle Touch for LWT in 1980. See more »


Referenced in The Foe from the Future (2010) See more »

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Rooms with a view to brightening up afternoon TV
26 June 2019 | by jfryleachSee all my reviews

A largely forgotten afternoon gem from Thames Tv that ran for several years which followed the goings on at 35 Mafeking Terrace, a large Victorian house converted into bed sits. There were 2 main characters landlady Dorothy Lawson played by Sylvia Kay (Penny's mum in just good friends) and long term resident Brian Marshall (Spindoe) and the scenario of rented accommodation allowed for a regular mix of new characters with episodes focusing on various tenants escapades. It had a high calibre of writing with TV greats such as Fay Weldon, Willis Hall and Trevor Preston contributing and boasting a cast including Jill Gascoine, Bryan Marshall, Brian Cox, Bernard Hill, Bill Dean, Nigel Havers, Miriam Karlin, Alfie Bass, Lewis Collins, Jan Francis, Tessa Wyatt, Arthur Brough (Are you being served) and strangely Brian Protheroe who had a hit in the 70's with the song Pinball) - Sure to find a new audience when it begins a run on the UK channel Talking Pictures TV in the summer.

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