BBCs The Brothers Series 6 (DVD)
THE PENULTIMATE SERIES OF BBC ONES MOST POPULAR DRAMA SERIES OF THE 1970S.
Originally broadcast in 1976, on BBC Ones prime-time Sunday night spot,The Brothersquickly became one of the channel's most popular drama series of the decade. Created byGerard Glaister (Secret Army / Colditz) and N. J. Crisp.
Series 6 continues the dramatic story of the Hammond family and their lucrative family business Hammond Transport Services, following the departure of patriarch Robert Hammond, who died while secretly having an affair with his secretary.
Tensions run high when shares in the family business are split not just between the three brothers, but also, shockingly, with Roberts secretary Jennifer (Jennifer WilsonZ Cars). Each shareholder has a different idea on how the business should be run.
Edward (Patrick OConnell,Fraud Squad) is a no nonsense, well-paid accountant who feels he was most qualified to run the whole business by himself; David (Robin ChadwickPride 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 EastonFinding Forrester)is a dull accountancy wizard with a controlling wife. Throw domineering mother Mary (Jean AndersonThe Railway Children) in to the mix andThe Brothersdelivers a winning formula of power struggles and family feuding that kept fans devoted.
Doctor Whofans can also rejoice at the return ofColin Bakeras ruthless city banker Paul Merroney, and the equally ambitious Jane Maxwell (Kate OMara)to continue their business rivalry.
Edward and Jennifer experience family trauma as they battle to keep their adopted baby, after its natural mother begins to have a change of heart. Hammond Transport Services seeks to expand into France, where David is dazzled by man-eater Thrse d'Alambert (Franoise PascalMind Your Language). And Jane Maxwell senses trouble when a private jet brings an overseas speculator onto the scene, who duly makes an unwelcome offer for the company.
With gripping boardroom drama, unlike anything you'll find on television today, family tragedy, financial struggles, secrets and betrayal, this is a series that will be welcomed by all fans of The Brothers. And, it's a great opportunity for fans of classic BBC drama to get stuck in to the ways and woes of the alluring Hammond family.
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No. of Discs 4
Duration 650 mins
Language: English with English Subtitles
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