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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La ruta de Howard See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The sailing sequences that backed the end credits were the work of director Michael E. Briant. 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 Countdown: Episode #22.39 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Howards Way Theme
Composed by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
Played by The Simon May Orchestra
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Howards Way I love it
16 December 2005 | by tsusanbossSee all my reviews

Having lived and worked on the Solent I can vouch for the characters being very true to life especially the husbands & wives behaving badly!! The clothes were realistic for the time ( I can remember wearing a huge hair bow)and anyone who thinks there's no money in Southampton needs to think again you only need to look at the Port Solent & Ocean Village developments with the Sunseekers parked outside!I'm glad to hear its being released on DVD next year-all we need now is a re-run of Eldorado and my happiness will be complete. I don't think Howards Way would have worked as a soap as it would have been difficult to keep up the great story lines but it has to have been worth a few more series at least!


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