The Brothers Series 3 (DVD)
Series 3 of BBC's successful and popular drama series about the Hammond family and their haulage firm.
Originally broadcast in 1976, on BBC One's prime-time Sunday night spot, The Brothers quickly became one of the channel's most popular drama series of the decade. Created by Gerard Glaister (Secret Army / Colditz) and N. J. Crisp.
Tensions run high when shares in the family business are split not just between the three brothers when the family patriarch dies, but also, shockingly, with Robert's secretary Jennifer (Jennifer Wilson Z Cars). Each shareholder has a different idea on how the business should be run.
Edward (Patrick O'Connell Fraud Squad) is a no nonsense, well-paid accountant who feels he was most qualified to run the whole business by himself; David (Robin Chadwick Pride and Prejudice (1967)) is a disinterested "second class honours, first class layabout" arts graduate and playboy with a glamorous girlfriend (Gabrielle Drake); while Brian (Richard Easton Finding Forrester) is a dull accountancy wizard with a controlling wife. Throw domineering mother Mary (Jean Anderson The Railway Children) in to the mix and The Brothers delivers a winning formula of power struggles and family feuding that kept fans devoted.
How will these unlikely bedfellows pull together to save the business and secure a profit?
In this series, Ann encourages Brian to take a lead role in the company, and he travels to Dover in search of business expansion, Jill suspects David is having an affair, a Hammond lorry is hijacked, and Ann is involved in a serious accident
Release Date: 28th November 2016
Year of production: 1974
Created By: NJ Crisp (Dixon of Dock Green) and BAFTA nominee Gerard Glaister (Colditz Dr Finlays Casebook)
Running Time: 650 min
Cat No: 167503
No Disc: 4
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