Friday, January 04, 2008

Morgan's Boy


Morgan's Boy was a BBC Drama from 1984 set in rural Wales. A superb drama that has never been repeated since even though some fans of the series rigurously petitioned them to do so.

Letters were sent and polite replies received but still it sits in the BBC archives collecting dust.

Since it's screening the actors have obviously not been doing the same:

Gareth Thomas: (Morgan) ; has starred in many TV series including Torchwood, Heartbeat, Distant Shores, Randall and Hopkirk deceased and is currently filming "Made in Romania" with Liz Hurley.

Martyn Hesford: (Lee) {as in comb my hair Lee} ; has not done a lot but featured in a few TV series Juliet Bravo and Taggert.

Ioan Meredith: (Williams) ; also similar with Pie in the Sky, District Nurse and Coronation Street.

Marjorie Yates : (Valerie) ; probably best known as Carol the hard faced mum from Shameless, also starred in Heartbeat, Casualty, The Bill (who hasn't), Dalziel and Pascoe.

Maxine Audley : (Eileen) ; seems to have stopped working in the 'biz' since 1992 after a few roles in Casualty, Prime suspect and Bergerac.

Alan Rowe : (Harry) ; Also seems to have stopped after Lovejoy, Inspector Morse and Forever Green.

Jack Walters: (Pugh) ; starred in The District Nurse and The Englishman who went up a hill and came down a mountain.

Michael Troughton: (the vicar) ; The New Statesman, Boom, Get well soon, Cold feet.

Gary Oldman: (Colin) ; The Firm, JFK, The Fifth Element, Dead Fish, Batman Begins, Harry Potter.

Michelle Collins: (Carol) ; Eastenders, Two thousand acres of sky.

Tracey Chils: (Louise) ; Howard's Way, Born and Bred, Hollyoaks.

Charles Dale: (Gareth) ; Rocket Man, Coronation Street, Steel River Blues.

Robert Demeger: (Mr Ellis) ; Forever Green, Doctor Who, Secret Passage.

Pippa Hinchley: (Sarah) ; The Dressmakaer, Coronation Street, The Bill.

David Quilter: (Tom) ; All creatures great and small, Charles and Diana, The Bill, Eastenders.

James Warrior: (Tom Griffiths) ; Doctors, The Bill, All Creatues, Hotel Babylon.

Stephen Yardley: (Alan) ; Dr Who, Howard's Way, The Bill Heartbeat.

8 comments:

Glynn Bird said...

I loved Morgan's Boy. Come on BBC, let's see it again....And what about "Diana" while you're at it...

Anonymous said...

I too miss Morgan's Boy. Not even a DVD out there?

Anonymous said...

still no Morgans Boy and its 2013 ..
why are the beeb dragging their heels ?

Anne Jennings said...

TV series come and go but the excellent Morgan's Boy has always stayed in my mind. After all these years it must have made a big impact. Would really love to see it again.

Anonymous said...

Just googled this series as it really stuck in mind. Pleased to see that I'm not the only one to remember it. Diana & I think Johnny Jarvis were shown around the same time always at 9 on a thursday if my memory is correct. I would love to see them all again

Anonymous said...

A set of 4 DVDs produced from a VHS recording of the original broadcast is available. A few dropouts and other artifacts but nothing to overly detract from this terrific series. More details from dakin80@gmail.com.

Unknown said...

Still no repeat and it's 2015. Come on BBC!!

Unknown said...

Still no repeat and it's 2015. Come on BBC!!