- Sitcom, Comedy Drama
- 1983 - 1990
- ITV, Channel 4
- 32 (3 series)
- Timothy West, Caroline Blakiston, Barbara Ewing, Geoffrey Hinsliff, David Ashton, Robert Reynolds, Gail Harrison, Emily Morgan and others
- John Stevenson and Julian Roach
- Gareth Jones
- Bill Podmore and Mark Robson
The Hardacres are the wealthy family living in the big house at the top of the hill. The Fairchilds are some of their employees, living in a tiny back-to-back terraced house at the bottom.
Mine, mill, shipyard (and more) owner Bradley Hardacre is self-made, coming from the very working class background which he now despises and abuses the members of. Despite that, much mingling goes on between the classes - and in particular between the two families - much of it sexual.