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Series 4, Episode 1

Jack has left home to go to America for a while and Nellie is missing him greatly. Cousin Shifty is coming out of prison and heading for the Boswell home, courtesy of Joey. Aveline has got engaged to a protestant vicar who none of the family have met ...

Broadcast details

Sunday 18th September 1988
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 16th August 2011 7:30am Gold
Wednesday 17th August 2011 6:00am Gold
Sunday 20th November 2011 7:00am Gold
Monday 21st November 2011 6:00am Gold
Monday 30th April 2012 6:00am Gold
Monday 30th April 2012 8:20am Gold
Sunday 19th August 2012 8:35am Gold
Monday 20th August 2012 6:00am Gold
Thursday 14th February 2013 6:00am Gold
Tuesday 7th October 2014 6:40pm Drama
Wednesday 28th January 2015 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 28th January 2015 6:40pm Drama
Monday 26th February 2018 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 26th February 2019 6:40pm Drama
Tuesday 11th February 2020 5:25pm Drama
Friday 17th September 2021 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 7th December 2021 7:40am Drama

Cast & crew

Jean Boht Nellie Boswell
Peter Howitt Joey Boswell
Ronald Forfar Freddie Boswell
Jonathon Morris Adrian Boswell
Victor McGuire Jack Boswell
Gilly Coman Aveline Boswell
Nick Conway Billy Boswell
Hilary Crowson Julie
Kenneth Waller Grandad
Pamela Power Martina
Bryan Murray Shifty
Eileen Pollock Lilo Lill
Giles Watling Oswald
Guest cast
J.G. Devlin Father Dooley
Geof Atwell Postman
Georgina Smith 1st Lady
Ann Haydn-Edwards 2nd Lady
Barbara Halliwell Lady in DHSS
Writing team
Carla Lane Writer
Production team
Robin Nash Director
Robin Nash Producer
Paul Trerise Production Designer

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