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The Stars Look Down (TV serial)

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No. of episodes  13
Original network  ITV
Final episode date  27 November 1975
Number of episodes  13
8.2/10 IMDb

Country of origin  United Kingdom
Running time  60 min. (per episode)
First episode date  4 September 1975
Network  ITV
Directors  Roland Joffé, Alan Grint
Directed by  Roland JofféAlan GrintHoward Baker
Starring  Ian HastingsSusan TracyAlun ArmstrongChristian RodskaNorman Jones
Cast  Alun Armstrong, Christian Rodska, Norman Jones
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The Stars Look Down is a 1975 British television adaptation written by Alan Plater from A. J. Cronin's novel The Stars Look Down, which was originally published in 1935. The Granada production was directed by Roland Joffé, Alan Grint and Howard Baker and starred Ian Hastings as David Fenwick and Susan Tracy as his wife, Jenny. Other versions include a 1940 British film and a 1971 Italian television adaptation.

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Set between 1910 and 1930, the story follows the lives of people from the coal mining town of Sleescale in North East England. David Fenwick and Joe Gowlan both leave the mines hoping for better prospects, while the mine owner's son Arthur Barras comes into conflict with his father.

Episodes

The series aired in 13 one-hour episodes from 4 September 1975 to 27 November 1975.

Cast

  • Ian Hastings as David Fenwick
  • Alun Armstrong as Joe Gowlan
  • James Bate as Sammy Fenwick
  • Rod Culbertson as Hughie Fenwick
  • Geoffrey Davion as Stanley Millington
  • Basil Dignam as Richard Barras
  • Avril Elgar as Martha Fenwick
  • Adrienne Frank as Hetty Todd
  • Valerie Georgeson as Laura Millington
  • Ronald Herdman as Jim Mawson
  • Barbara Hickmott as Hilda Barras
  • Norman Jones as Robert Fenwick
  • David Markham as Adam Todd
  • Ronald Radd as Tom Heddon
  • Anne Raitt as Annie Mercer
  • Christian Rodska as Arthur Barras
  • Catherine Terris as Grace Barras
  • Susan Tracy as Jenny Sunley
  • Malcolm Terris as Harry Nugent
  • James Garbutt as Hudspeth
  • John Nightingale as Jack Reedy
  • Morrissey as Boy on Bicycle (extra)
  • References

    The Stars Look Down (TV serial) Wikipedia


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