A TV adaptation of R.F. Delderfield's novels "The Dreaming Suburb" and "The Avenue Goes to War". It takes a look at life in a London suburb from the end of the First World War, between the ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Jim Norton ...  Jim Carver 13 episodes, 1978
John Duttine ...  Archie Carver 12 episodes, 1978
Linda Goddard Linda Goddard ...  Louise Carver / ... 12 episodes, 1978
Derek Seaton Derek Seaton ...  Harold Godbeer 12 episodes, 1978
Jennifer Daniel ...  Eunice Godbeer / ... 11 episodes, 1978
Shirley Cain Shirley Cain ...  Edith Clegg 9 episodes, 1978
Barbara Shelley ...  Esther Frith 9 episodes, 1978
Miles Anderson ...  Ted Hartnell 8 episodes, 1978
Rosemary Faith Rosemary Faith ...  Maria Carver / ... 8 episodes, 1978
Carol Frazer Carol Frazer ...  Elaine Frith / ... 8 episodes, 1978
David Healy ...  Tony Piretta 8 episodes, 1978
Peter Machin Peter Machin ...  Esme Fraser 8 episodes, 1978
Mary MacLeod ...  Becky Clegg 8 episodes, 1978
Colin Higgins Colin Higgins ...  Sydney Frith 7 episodes, 1978
Michael Lees ...  Edgar Frith 7 episodes, 1978
Zuleika Robson Zuleika Robson ...  Judy Carver 7 episodes, 1978
Karl Howman Karl Howman ...  Boxer Carver 6 episodes, 1978
Ken Kitson ...  Jack Strawbridge 6 episodes, 1978
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A TV adaptation of R.F. Delderfield's novels "The Dreaming Suburb" and "The Avenue Goes to War". It takes a look at life in a London suburb from the end of the First World War, between the wars and then as World War Two becomes reality. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Saga about families in a rapidly-changing London suburb between the World Wars.
22 November 2008 | by LaMcKaySee all my reviews

This is a fantastic series I saw on TV when I was living in Ireland. As far as I can remember, it concentrated on the first part of Delderfield's (equally good) novel "The Dreaming Suburb", which was the first of the two-part "Avenue"-series. Long after I had forgotten the title of the series, and before reading the novel(s), I saw some pictures of an actor who had played the rakish grocer Carver, and discovered he was called John Duttine. After that, I simply browsed through his filmography and rediscovered the name of the TV-adaptation as well! Apart from young Carver, who by marrying Italian grocer's daughter Maria soon becomes a ruthless businessman, the story is about a number of families living in a rapidly-changing London suburb. This is high-quality soap-opera that simply MUST be released on DVD. It's a crying shame that it has been forgotten even by TV buffs.

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