- Written by Tim Firth
- Directed by Phil Partridge
& John Clive
- Produced by Phil Partridge
A Philip Partridge Production
- BBC 1
tales of the Tollit family, who live in the picturesque Yorkshire
town Sutton Moor. The husband, Len, is a soft-hearted, well-meaning
chap who holds strong views on certain subjects and is fiercely
proud of his working-class roots. But his determination to prove
himself the equal of those who may consider themselves his betters
often leads to confrontation and infuriates his wife, Pat. They
have two children, the pre-teen Sean and the sexually-maturing
Siobhan, who, at 15, is at that 'awkward age'. Living in the
granny flat in their yard is Mr Bebbington, who had been Len's
late mother's boyfriend but has remained with them for six months
since her death. Pat constantly cajoles Len into getting Bebbington
out but he is quite content to let him stay and treats him as
one of the family. Len's brother, Morris, who lives nearby, is
a spiritual man who comes across as half-hippy and half-witted.
- Len Tollit - Bernard Hill
- Pat Tollit - Christine Moore
- Mr Bebbington - Bryan Pringle
- Morris Tollit - Bob Mason
- Siobhan Tollit - Susan McArdle
- Sean Tollit - Andrew Whyment
|The wonderful Bernard Hill (above) as
Len Tollit and with Bryan Pringle (top right) playing Subuteo.
||Len and the family, played
by Christine Moore, Susan McArdle and Andrew Whyment.
character of Morris Tollit has re-appeared (played by different
actors) in Tim's Border Cafe and Preston Front.
DVD currently available
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