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A Horseman Riding By 

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Having been invalided out of the Boer War, Paul Craddock buys Shallowford, a manor house and estate in Devon, with money from his late father's scrap-yard business. He soon becomes a ... See full summary »
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Nigel Havers ...  Paul Craddock 12 episodes, 1978
Glyn Houston ...  John Rudd 12 episodes, 1978
Prunella Ransome ...  Claire Craddock / ... 12 episodes, 1978
Valerie Holloway Valerie Holloway ...  Cissie Potter 10 episodes, 1978
Wendy Holloway Wendy Holloway ...  Violet Potter 10 episodes, 1978
Gillian McCutcheon Gillian McCutcheon ...  Dr. Maureen Rudd / ... 8 episodes, 1978
Sarah Porter Sarah Porter ...  Elinor Codsall / ... 8 episodes, 1978
David Delve ...  Will Codsall 8 episodes, 1978
Martin Fisk Martin Fisk ...  Smut Potter 8 episodes, 1978
Philip Martin Brown ...  Sam Potter 7 episodes, 1978
Julie May Julie May ...  Ada Handcock 7 episodes, 1978
Frank Moorey Frank Moorey ...  James Grenfell MP 6 episodes, 1978
Richard Beale Richard Beale ...  Edward Derwent 6 episodes, 1978
Mary Chester Mary Chester ...  Liz Derwent 6 episodes, 1978
Pam St. Clement ...  Meg Potter 6 episodes, 1978
Christopher Reeks Christopher Reeks ...  Henry Pitts 6 episodes, 1978
Fiona Gaunt Fiona Gaunt ...  Grace Craddock / ... 5 episodes, 1978
Milton Johns ...  Reverend Horsey 5 episodes, 1978
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Having been invalided out of the Boer War, Paul Craddock buys Shallowford, a manor house and estate in Devon, with money from his late father's scrap-yard business. He soon becomes a much-respected "Squire" who is determined to treat all his tenant farmers fairly, unlike his predecessor. Written by Martin Underwood <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

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UK

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English

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24 September 1978 (UK) See more »

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Een ruiter reed voorbij See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Clunky script and direction
7 March 2007 | by morrowmmmSee all my reviews

The books were, without doubt, extraordinary in their depiction of the age and families within those years. They were well written and absorbing. The script writers and the director had a lot from which to translate the book to the screen. They succeeded partially. At times the acting was so contrived that it was seemed to be a lesson in how not to act. It was rather like a play put on by a village dramatic society. The writers and director were saved by some very good acting by the leading actors and actresses but it must be said that this was because of very good casting. All the leads, except Glyn Houston, were acting themselves. 1978 people the same characters as in 1903? Yes but the genre is fast fading in the present Britain. What a tragedy.


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