The Brothers Series 5 (DVD)
The fifth series of one of the BBCs 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 5 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 Wilson Z 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 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 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 will rejoice at the return ofColin Bakeras ruthless city banker Paul Merroney,once voted "most hated man in Britain" by the Sun readers.
The fifth series seesDavid comes to terms with his wifes death, as Brian reels from the reverberations of his divorce. Edward is in constant battle with scheming banker Paul Merroney about the direction of the family haulage firm.
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 ofThe Brothersand soap operas.
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Region: Region 2
Release Date: 27th March 2017
Running Time: 650 Minutes
Language: English with English Subtitles