1 9 6 1 (UK)
40 x 15 minute episodes
A truly short-lived TV soap, Home Tonight lasted only eight weeks (40 episodes) in the Autumn of 1961.
David Hemmings (as Paul) and Patricia Brake (as Dot) were two of the cast in this story of the seaside Sutton family.
“Mummy didn’t leave us anything,” murmured one of the Sutton family as they mourned the mother’s death in the opening episode. “Yes, she did,” came the response, “she left us each other”.
It didn’t get any better and, reviewing the series in September 1961, The Observer remarked, “Associated-Rediffusion are helping to darken evenings a little earlier”.
Auntie Hilda Andrews
Uncle Tom Andrews