Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. Thanks to Les Podraza for making the cast and crew photo available.
(This iPlayer link is to an item by South Today about the making of Howards’ Way)
The end of 1st September 2015 marked the 30 years anniversary of Howards’ Way, the sailing drama series, which was likened to a British version of the US drama Dallas.
The series was hosted at Pebble Mill, and recorded on location in Southampton, with some of the interiors being recorded in Studio A.
Here is the Radio Times synopsis for the first episode, courtesy of the BBC Genome project:
“A serial in 13 parts devised by GERARD GLAISTER and ALLAN PRIOR
Episode 1 written by JILL HYEM
‘I’m sorry, Jan … It may be selfish, but I intend to spend the rest of my working life doing something I want to do.’
SIMON MAY and LESLIE OSBORNE Film cameraman JOHN KENWAY Designer MYLES LANG
Script editor JOHN BRASON Director PENNANT ROBERTS Producer GERARD GLAISTER”
Thanks to Paul Burton for pointing out the anniversary, and the South Today piece.
The following comments were posted on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Dawn Trotman: ‘I think it is John Kenway yet it was John Willey who shot the first and second series.. I edited the first series with Nigel Pardoe-Matthews and the second on location with Sharon Pemberton and Lynne Hawkins..great fun.. We always knew it would be successful..It was our Dallas..’
Maggie Humphries: ‘Not John Kenway,, it’s Jimmy Monks, Grips who worked on the series.’
Lesley Weaver: ‘Maggie Humphries is right, it is the lovely freelance grip Jimmy Monks near left of camera and far right is David Evans a lovely freelance Camera operator. Can’t really work out who’s behind camera. I worked on the second series so I ought to remember. In the clip I remember Tony ‘O’ sparks from Lee North and Susie Peck is the designer talking about the costumes, lots of others I remember too.’