- Weavers Green
"Weavers Green" is a British
television soap opera, made in 1966for ITVby Anglia Television. It was notable for being one of the first television programmes to be shot on location using videotapeand outside broadcastequipment, rather than film, as had usually been the case for non-studio shooting up until this point.
The series dealt with life in a small country town and provided an early TV role for
Kate O'Maraas a student vet, a far cry from her later TV bitch characters. It has been claimed that the series was axed partially because Anglia was one of ITV's smaller companies, with relatively little power within network negotiations; some have claimed that a lingering resentment over this was the reason why Anglia was still showing Emmerdale Farmout of peaktime after all other regions had moved it into the peak hours (also, Anglia may have resented the fact that Yorkshire Television, makers of that series, had replaced it as the company broadcasting from the Belmont transmitting station).
49 half hour episodes were produced, all written by Peter and Betty Lambda.
Eric Flynn, Geoffrey Toms, Megs Jenkins, Dotty Armstrong, Grant Taylor, Alan Armstrong, Georgina Ward, Delia Toms, Richard Coleman, Susan Field, Venessa Forsyth, John Glyn-Jones, Maurice Kaufmann, Marjie Lawrence, John Molder-Brown, Kate O'Mara, Wendy Richard, Gerald Yound, Brian Cant, Edward Underdown, Susan George.
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