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Sat’day While Sunday

1 9 6 7 (UK)
14 x 30 minute episodes

This short-lived twice-weekly drama series from ABC presented a view of young people’s lives in the north of England. Each storyline comprised two consecutive 30-minute episodes airing on Saturday and Sunday evenings (hence the title) in October and November 1967.

The underlying theme to each story was the tug-of-war relationship between rich girl Charlotte (22-year-old Sarah-Jane Gwillim) and two boys: Peter (21-year-old Timothy Dalton in his first TV role) – a rich, arrogant, nose-in-the-air snob – and Frankie (24-year-old Malcolm McDowell),  a relatively poor boy.

Charlotte became more interested in Frankie because he was more interesting and a nicer person.

Sandra Bryant played Charlotte’s teenage friend, Rita. Glaswegian Gordon Reid played discotheque owner Mike Lewis, a real smoothie who also had designs on Charlotte.

John Wreford played Peter’s middle-class sidekick, Paddy. Roger McGough of The Scaffold narrated.

The series only aired in the Midlands and the North and episodes were filmed partly at the Thames Television studios in London and partly at the Manchester studios of ABC.

Narrator
Roger McGough
Charlotte
Sarah-Jane Gwillim
Frankie
Malcolm McDowell
Peter
Timothy Dalton
Rita
Sandra Bryant
Mike Lewis
Gordon Reid
Paddy
John Wreford
Frankie’s Father
George Betton

Episodes

Home Is Like No Place (Part 1) | Home Is Like No Place (Part 2) | The Bosses Son (Part 1) | The Bosses Son (Part 2) | Nobody’s Going Anywhere (Part 1) | Nobody’s Going Anywhere (Part 2) | Once a Year in the Season (Part 1) | Once a Year in the Season (Part 2) | I Love Me – Who do you Love? (Part 1) | I Love Me – Who do you Love? (Part 2) | Seminar on Communications (Part 1) | Seminar on Communications (Part 2) | Two Smilin’ Faces (Part 1) | Two Smilin’ Faces (Part 2)