Howard's Way - Series 1 details
|Starring:||Jan Harvey, Stephen Yardley, Maurice Colbourne|
Howard's Way - Series 1 - Disc 1
|PG Disc 1|
Howard's Way - Series 1 - Disc 2
|PG Disc 2|
Howard's Way - Series 1 - Disc 3
|PG Disc 3|
Howard's Way - Series 1 - Disc 4
|PG Disc 4|
|Run time:||10 hours 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Mar 2006|
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Howard's WayBy a customer from Norwich , 13 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I missed some of the episodes when it was first shown so this was an opportunity to catch up after 20 years! Some good actors and some very wooden ones but overall well worth watching again. Did we really dress like that? Recommended if you like boats, fashion and you've forgotten what the 80's were like.
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Howards Way Series 1By PorkyPig (8 reviews) from Swindon , 07 Feb 2010This programme was not my cup of tea, I rented it for my parents who throughally enjoyed it along with all the nostalgia of the 80's
Howard's WayBy Peter386 (1 review) from BRIGHTON , 16 Aug 2009I don't like 'soaps' but for some reason I really like this. More now, I think, than when I first saw some of it in the '80's. It is better than anything that is on the box, 'soap' wise, at the moment. It's all upper middle class/upper class stuff but fun all the same. Give it a go.
80s nostalgia -Howard's WayBy a customer from Hambledon , 16 Sep 2008Three discs down, can't wait for the last one to arrive. This is pure 80s nostalgia - the clothes, the hair, the music, the (pretty variable) acting... we are loving it!
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I did not watch the show the first time round but have heard it on more then one ocasion described as a birtish take on the 80's super soaps Dallas and Dynesty. To brush Howards way off as simple re make of these is unfair. Yes there is the sought after loaction the privilaged lifestyle nice houses fancy Cars and the people in general are dressed imaculitly.It is rare for a british soap since it consintrates on the trials and tribulations of the well off when most soaps in this country are mainly about working people. However underenath this there are strong natural performances. The storylines deal with everyday set backs and problems that most of us can relate such a once rock solid marrige falling a part , reduncy and people on the make.
What is intrestig is that Ken Masters the so called villian of the series comes across as an ambitous man who just wants to get his share of the spoiles has grafted his way to the top as pose to most of the other characters who are born into to relative comfort his motives are less selfish in comparison to Polly Orcot and Charles Frier who seem to get their kicks out of minuplating and hurting those even those that are close to them .
Jan Harvey as Jan is more intrested in statuss and glamour yet is symphetically vunrable at the same time .
The Howard children Leo and Gemma are almost too perfect and neat.Maurice Colburn shows his range here playing the typical good guy yet a faliable good guy fighting aganst the odds to live out his dream . Colburn was at this point famous for his role as hard man Kline in gangsters as well as playing a unsrublous mercenry in Doctor Who so it would appear he is playing against type. He does so convincly making Tom a likable character .
Glyn Owen as Jack Rolf is tracic yet displays moments of cringrworthy comedy adding an air that desptie the tense dramatics its not really that serous or deep .
As a soap Howards Way is of good taste the magority of the plots hold up well although there are quit a few cliches tired genre pieces the last epesode of series one is a piece of quick hackwork the cliff hanger seems slaped on for the sake of it thus losing any real tension or effect that might have been coveyed .
Great memoriesBy a customer from England , 22 May 2008For once its nice to watch a soap that isn't all doom and gloom and it might be over 20 years old but still very watchable.