Backs To The Land. Copyright: Anglia TV
Backs To The Land

Backs To The Land

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1977 - 1978
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

When his two sons volunteer for army service, Farmer Tom Whitlow of Crabtree Farm is aghast to see them replaced by three Women's Land Army girls. Stars Philippa Howell, Terese Stevens, Marilyn Galsworthy, Pippa Page, John Stratton and more.

Backs To The Land. Copyright: Anglia TV

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1977 - 1978
Channels
ITV
Episodes
19 (3 series)
Creator
David Climie
Stars
Philippa Howell, Terese Stevens, Marilyn Galsworthy, Pippa Page, John Stratton, Delia Paton, Stephanie Fayerman, Geraldine Newman and more
Writers
David Climie and John Rosenberg
Directors
David Askey and John Davies
Producers
John Rosenberg and Robert Bell
Companies

It's May 1940 and Farmer Tom Whitlow, of Crabtree Farm in the village of Clayfield, is not too happy to see all his farm hands going off to war, especially as they include his two sons. However, he's mortified to see the three Women's Land Army girls who have been sent to replace them! He wants to send them packing immediately but the girls are determined to prove that they can do the work of any man.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme music and lyrics by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, sung by Anne Shelton

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 15th April 1977 at 7:30pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Friday 1st September 1978 at 7:30pm on ITV

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