A coming-of-age story set in the 19th century England about Edwin Clayhanger, a young man who wants to be an architect, but it is expected of him to continue the family's printing business which he accepts for the time being.
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Series cast summary:
Peter McEnery ...  Edwin Clayhanger 22 episodes, 1976
Janet Suzman ...  Hilda Lessways / ... 21 episodes, 1976
Thelma Whiteley Thelma Whiteley ...  Maggie Clayhanger 21 episodes, 1976
Louise Purnell Louise Purnell ...  Janet Orgreave 20 episodes, 1976
Joyce Redman ...  Auntie Hamps 15 episodes, 1976
Harry Andrews ...  Darius Clayhanger 14 episodes, 1976
Bruce Purchase ...  Big James 14 episodes, 1976
Timothy Woolgar Timothy Woolgar ...  George Cannon Jr. / ... 12 episodes, 1976
John Horsley ...  Osmond Orgreave 12 episodes, 1976
Anne Carroll Anne Carroll ...  Clara Benbow 11 episodes, 1976
Denis Quilley ...  George Cannon 10 episodes, 1976
Clive Swift ...  Albert Benbow 10 episodes, 1976
Denholm Elliott ...  Tertius Ingpen 9 episodes, 1976
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ...  Stifford 9 episodes, 1976
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A coming-of-age story set in the 19th century England about Edwin Clayhanger, a young man who wants to be an architect, but it is expected of him to continue the family's printing business which he accepts for the time being.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La saga de los Clayhanger See more »

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(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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A superb, forgotten, UK TV series.
25 June 2006 | by harleyflandersSee all my reviews

It is a shame that really excellent UK series, like this one with Janet Suzman, Louise Purnell, et al, are buried and forgotten. This was shown on UK TV in the 70s, and has not been heard from since.

Other forgotten gems:

The Gravy Train (Ian Richardson), a wonderful spoof on the European bureaucracy. This was shown on Canadian TV, but as far as I know, never in the US.

The Gravy Train Goes East (Ian Richardson), continuation of the series above.

Porterhouse Blue, (Ian Richardson), a satire on college life at Oxbridge.

The Glittering Prizes (Tom Conte), a wonderful series about a group of Cambridge students and their later lives and careers. I think this was shown on Masterpiece Theater when it came out in the 70s.

Added: Dec. 2009: Fortunately the last four series are now available, and highly recommended. Unfortunately, Clayhanger is still hanging.


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