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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.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 6 - A Gay Dog And Doris

When Tom's long-lost sister-in-law, Doris, turns up at the farm, he is overjoyed because he thinks she will be the ideal replacement for Ethel. But Doris is not the same as Ethel, and knows how to pull his strings.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th August 1978
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Philippa Howell Shirley Bloom
Terese Stevens Jenny Dabb
Pippa Page Bunny Burroughs
John Stratton Tom Whitlow
Delia Paton Ethel Whitlow
Stephanie Fayerman Aggie
Geraldine Newman Miss Rainbow
Charles Lamb Wally
Guest cast
Peter Tuddenham Landlord
Barbara Keogh Doris
Writing team
David Climie Writer
Lew Schwarz Writer (Additional Material)
Sid Colin Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
John Davies Director
John Rosenberg Producer
Robert Bell Associate Producer
Adrian Smith Production Designer
Jackie Trent Composer
Tony Hatch Composer

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