All Genres: Romance, Drama
Release Year: 1999
Director: Alan Grint
Writing by: Catherine Cookson – novel
Ray Marshall – writer
Produced by: Don Bell – executive producer: Tyne Tees Television
Ray Marshall – producer
Keith Richardson – associate producer
Cast: Carli Norris – Tilly Trotter
Simon Shepherd – Mark Sopwith
Gavin Abbott – Simon Brentwood
Madelaine Newton – Biddy Drew
Rosemary Leach – Mrs Forefoot Meadows
Basil Moss – Mr. Burgess
Sarah Alexander – Lady Agnes Myton
Neil Armstrong – Fred Leyburn
Rupert Bates – John Tolman
Roger Brierley – Dr. Kemp
Amelia Bullmore – Eileen Sopwith
Music: Colin Towns
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Plot Outline: A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London…
Plot: A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library employees will resort to anything to thwart him.
Movie Quotes: Edward: Hello, hello. What's going on? What's all this shouting? We'll have no trouble here.
Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
For the Christmas special, Papa Lazarou yells “Merry Christmas” during the credits, and his eyes appear at the very end of the credits.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Revealing mistakes: Twice there appears an animated clip showing about a dozen fully-equipped US troops in gray silhouette marching briskly left to right over a background graphic; however, a close look shows the “soldiers” actually wearing narrow-brimmed office-worker-style civilian hats rather than army helmets.
Trivia: There are 15 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The show is set in the town of Royston Vasey. This is also the real name of Roy 'Chubby' Brown, who plays Mayor Vaughn on the show.
- The surveyor team in the second episode are named after Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the assassins in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971).
- While saying her marriage vows, Barbara gets David's first names the wrong way around (she says “Charles David” instead of “David Charles”). This is a reference to Lady Diana Spencer getting Prince Charles' names wrong during their real-life wedding (Diana said “Philip Charles Arthur George” instead of “Charles Philip Arthur George”).