7.6/101 Votes Alchetron
Network BBC One
First episode date 7 January 1979
Writers Brian Clark
|Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series|
Awards British Academy Television International Award
Cast Hannah Gordon, Peter Barkworth, Keith Barron, Michael Maloney, Gerry Cowper
Similar My Wife Next Door, Stockard Channing in Just Fri, The Great Egg Race, Private Schulz, The Flame Trees of Thika
Telford's Change is a 1979 BBC television series by Brian Clark which stars Peter Barkworth. The theme music was composed and played by jazz composer John Dankworth.
Barkworth played a bank manager, Mark Telford, who took a backward step in his career in order to retreat from the rat race. He relinquished his job in international banking and became a local branch manager in Dover.
Telford's wife (played by Hannah Gordon) and son (Michael Maloney) remained in London. Keith Barron played Mrs Telford's theatrical colleague who was keen to have an affair with her, and with whom she did have a brief liaison. In order to win back his wife, Telford gave up the Dover job and returned to international banking.
The series was created and sold to the BBC by Barkworth himself and a group of colleagues (including Mark Shivas) through a company called Astramead.
Telford's Change consisted of only one series of ten episodes.