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Love for Lydia Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

12 Episodes 1979 - 1979

Episode 1

Episode 1

Sun, Sep 23, 1979 0 mins

Romance and tragedy unfold against a backdrop of Depression-era England in a 12-part adaptation of H.E. Bates' novel. Part 1 begins with Evensford reporter Edward Richardson (Christopher Blake) covering the arrival of Lydia Aspen (Mel Martin), who has come to live with her two elderly aunts (Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson) following the death of her father. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. Bretherton: David Ryall. Tom: Peter Davison.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Sun, Sep 30, 1979 0 mins

Part 2. Lacking the courage to call on Lydia (Mel Martin), Richardson (Christopher Blake) mopes about his house. Meanwhile, Lydia longs to hear from the young man. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann. Aunt Juliana: Rachel Kempson. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Mr. Richardson: Christopher Hancock.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Sun, Oct 7, 1979 0 mins

To his delight, Richardson (Christopher Blake) is asked to take Lydia (Mel Martin) to a charity ball in Part 3. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Tom: Peter Davison. Mrs. Sanderson: Wendy Gifford. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann. Aunt Juliana: Rachel Kempson.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Sun, Oct 14, 1979 0 mins

Part 4. Richardson (Christopher Blake) becomes increasingly jealous when Lydia (Mel Martin) flirts with his friends and the chauffeur Blackie (Ralph Arliss). Tom: Peter Davison. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Mrs. Sanderson: Wendy Gifford. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Sun, Oct 21, 1979 0 mins

In Part 5, Alex (Jeremy Irons) gets drunk at a village dance and picks a fight with Blackie (Ralph Arliss). Lydia: Mel Martin. Richardson: Christopher Blake. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Tom: Peter Davison.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Sun, Oct 28, 1979 0 mins

Richardson (Christopher Blake) hopes to propose to Lydia (Mel Martin) at a party for her 21st birthday in Part 6. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann. Aunt Juliana: Rachel Kempson. Tom: Peter Davison. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Sun, Nov 4, 1979 0 mins

Tragic events mar Lydia's 21st birthday in Part 7. Lydia: Mel Martin. Richardson: Christopher Blake. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Blackie: Ralph Arliss. Mrs. Sanderson: Wendy Gifford. Tom: Peter Davison.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Sun, Nov 11, 1979 0 mins

In Part 8, Richardson (Christopher Blake) stops seeing Lydia (Mel Martin) and goes to live on Tom's newly acquired farm. Tom: Peter Davison. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Pheley: Fiona Duncan. McKechnie: David Steuart. Bretherton: David Ryall.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Sun, Nov 18, 1979 0 mins

Part 9. The McKechnies accuse Tom (Peter Davison) of taking advantage of Pheley (Fiona Dencan); and Richardson (Christopher Blake) decides to move to London. Lydia: Mel Martin. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. McKechnie: David Steuart. Flora: Laura Graham.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Sun, Nov 25, 1979 0 mins

In Part 10, Richardson (Christopher Blake) works on a novel in London, while Lydia (Mel Martin) leads a wild life. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Jenny: Lucinda Gane. Unity: Carol Frazer. Stirling: Antony Brown.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Sun, Dec 2, 1979 0 mins

In Part 11, Richardson (Christopher Blake) learns that Lydia (Mel Martin) is suffering from tuberculosis. Nora: Irene Richards. Blackie: Ralph Arliss. Rollo: Michael Arledge. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Sun, Dec 9, 1979 0 mins

The series concludes: Richardson (Christopher Blake) finds he is unsure of his feelings for Lydia (Mel Martin), who now clearly seeks his love and attention. Blackie: Ralph Arliss. Nora: Irene Richards. Dr. Baird: Michael Howarth.

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