Backs To The Land. Copyright: Anglia TV.

Backs To The Land

ITV sitcom. 19 episodes (3 series), 1977 - 1978. Stars Philippa Howell, Terese Stevens, Marilyn Galsworthy, Pippa Page, John Stratton, Delia Paton, Stephanie Fayerman and others.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Alarms, Excursions And Day Trips

The villagers of Clayfield set sail in their small boats to help rescue the British troops from Dunkirk. Farmer Whitlow is anxious his two sons are rescued otherwise the three Land girls will be doing the hay harvest!

Broadcast details

Friday 29th April 1977
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Philippa Howell Shirley Bloom
Terese Stevens Jenny Dabb
Marilyn Galsworthy Daphne Finch-Beauchamp
John Stratton Tom Whitlow
Delia Paton Ethel Whitlow
Stephanie Fayerman Aggie
Charles Lamb Wally
Alison Leggatt Lady Bramston
Guest cast
Michael Troughton Eric Whitlow
David Troughton Roy Whitlow
Peter Tuddenham Landlord
Arthur Lovegrove Tilford
James Lister Bob Hayes
Michael Greatorex Len Baker
Martyn Jacobs Sid Andrews
Carinthia West Charlotte Rumbelow
Charles Simon Vicar
Writing team
David Climie Writer
John Rosenberg Script Editor
Production team
David Askey Director
Jane Martin Production Designer
Jackie Trent Composer
Tony Hatch Composer

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see Associate Producer credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?