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Trainer

1 9 9 1 – 1 9 9 2 (UK)
20 x 50 minute episodes

Dreary BBC drama about an up and coming horse racing trainer, Mike Hardy of Arkenfield Stables, seeking to succeed in the Sport of Kings.

Poorly cast (both David McCallum as gambler John Grey and Mark Greenstreet as Hardy were both eminently resistible), the series failed to include enough of the ‘shagging-in-the-shires’ factor that made Jilly Cooper’s equine serial Riders so compulsive.

The theme song was performed by Cliff Richard. I think that says it all.

Mike Hardy
Mark Greenstreet
John Grey
David McCallum
Rachel Ware
Susannah York
James Brant
Nigel Davenport
Joe Hogan
Des McAleer
Alex Farrell
Claire Oberman