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Backs To The Land

Backs To The Land

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 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.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - We Shall Fight Them In The Breeches

When the Army arrive in Clayfield they decide to pit their wits and skills against the villagers in a war game. But they hadn't reckoned on the guile of the three land girls...

Broadcast details

Friday 13th May 1977
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Philippa Howell Shirley Bloom
Terese Stevens Jenny Dabb
Marilyn Galsworthy Daphne Finch-Beauchamp
John Stratton Tom Whitlow
Alison Leggatt Lady Bramston
Guest cast
Jeremy Child Captain Truscott
Oengus MacNamara Fraser
Bill Paterson McKay
Arthur Lovegrove Tilford
Spencer Banks Ernie
Freddie Earlle Pilot
Richard Caldicot Colonel Wilby
Writing team
David Climie Writer
John Rosenberg Script Editor
Production team
David Askey Director
Robert Bell Associate Producer
Jane Martin Production Designer
Jackie Trent Composer
Tony Hatch Composer

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