1987 ~ Heart of the Country (as Ben Harris)

Director Brian Farnham
Writer Fay Weldon (writer)
Release Date 25 February 1987 (UK)
Running time UK:60 min (4 episodes)
Country UK
Language English
Production Company BBC TV Pebble Mill
Producer Roger Gregory Transmission
Company BBC Television

Notes 
Four-part series based on the novel by Fay Weldon, set in Somerset. GB. BBC TV Pebble Mill. BBC TV tx 1987/02/25-1987/03/18.

Episodes 
‘Til I’m on my feet (18/03/1987 @ 21:25) 
Plans begin for the annual local carnival and Natalie, Sonia and others start work on Angus’s carnival float.
Cast Members: Susan Penhaligon, Jacqueline Tong, Derek Waring, David Buck, Sophie Cook, Christian Bale, Rosalind Bennett, Stevan Rimkus.

You have to have someone (11/03/1987 @ 21:25) 
Natalie takes a job in a local quarry. Antiques dealer Angus, asks Natalie out to dinner which she accepts, but is then upset by her errant husband Harry, asking the children, Ben and Alice, to go and live with him in Spain.
Cast Members: Susan Penhaligon, Jacqueline Tong, Derek Waring, David Buck, Sophie Cook, Christian Bale, Rosalind Bennett.

What you need is a helping hand (04/03/1987 @ 21:25) 
After Harry’s elopement with ‘Miss Eddon Gurney’, Natalie resolves to look after herself and the kids, and moves in with Sonia and her children in their council house. Natalie also has to cope with the DHSS and a mound of unpaid bills.
Cast Members: Susan Penhaligon, Jacqueline Tong, Derek Waring, David Buck, Sophie Cook, Christian Bale, Rosalind Bennett, Derek Merlin, Matthew Scurfield, Mary Miller, Barrie Cookson, Stevan Rimkus.

Why wasn’t I told? (25/02/1987 @ 21:25) 
Natalie discovers her husband’s infatuation with “Miss Eddon Gurney 1979”, and meets up with Sonia a young woman with three children struggling to live on Socia l Security.
Cast Members: Susan Penhaligon, Jacqueline Tong, Derek Waring, David Buck, Sophie Cook, Christian Bale, Rosalind Bennett, Derek Merlin, Matthew Scurfield, Mary Miller, Stevan Rimkus, Ann Firbank, Janet Key.

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