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1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 6 (UK)
84 x episodes

Another new soap trying for afternoon success, this Thames production followed the work of a marriage guidance council.

David Swift and Helen Shingler played the two experienced counsellors, Alan and Kathleen, and Marjorie Yates was trainee Jane Selby.

Some well-known TV faces played people with failing marriages – Maureen Lipman, Jean Boht, David Markham and in the first episode Judy Loe appeared as a young mum with problems. Her child was played by her real daughter, Katherin (Kate) Beckinsale – daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale.

Jane Selby
Marjorie Yates
Alan Taylor
David Swift
Kathleen Shaw
Helen Shingler
Marian Steinberg
Maureen Lipman
Meg Ritchie
Sheila Warner
Colette O’Neil