|Born and Bred
Sadly as it may have come to your attention the seriess has now ended this is a statement from the BBC:
It's been announced that Born and Bred will not be returning for another series. Read the full BBC statement below:
"Born and Bred has been a hugely successful and popular drama for BBC ONE but the series has reached a natural conclusion and will not be returning for a fifth series. BBC Drama is continuing to develop new and exciting series."
'natural conclusion?' this is rubbish because the shows creator chris chibnall wrote it so that they would have somewhere to go next series and here is why:
The new vicar framing wilf for stealing the vase: this undoubtibly would have gone in to a new series!
Wilf would have got out of jail!
Jeans baby how would she and Eddie cope as parents?
Dr Logan and deberah this was a great storyline which could have gone so much further
Phyllis and Donaly a match made in heaven?
The cast during the final series of born and bred filmed in 2004
Ther were four sereies in total of born and bred here they are listed:
6 episodes, Sundays, 8pm, BBC ONE
21st April to 26th May 2002
The 1950s. Tom Gilder (Michael French) - overworked Manchester city doctor and family man - returns to his home village of Ormston to help his father, Arthur (James Bolam) (Ormston's GP for thirty years), bring the local cottage hospital under the wing of the fledgling National Health Service.
But, as father and son have differing medical methodologies, it takes the efforts of the entire village to smooth the path and prevent Tom and Arthur from killing one another.
Meanwhile, village mechanic Eddie (Samuel Hudson) falls in love with Tom's daughter Helen, much to the disappointment of local scrapgirl Jean (Naomi Radcliffe), who's always felt she and Eddie were destined for each other.
Local bobby Len (Peter Gunn) and hospital nurse Linda (Tracey Childs) tie the knot while Tom's wife Deborah (Jenna Russell) joins forces with pub landlady Phyllis (Maggie Steed) on the parish council, under a remit to "liven things up".
Roger Lloyd Pack as Norman Pendleton (Episode 1)
Annette Badland as Edna Pendleton (Episode 1)
Denise Welch as Edie McClure (Episode 2)
Chris Walker as Frank Cosgrove (Episode 5)
Sara Crowe as Sally (Episode 6)
10 episodes, Sundays, 8pm, BBC ONE
20th April to 29th June 2003
and Tom (Michael French
), now living and working under one roof, seem to have found a way of peacefully co-existing - sometimes. Their workload shows no sign of abating as they deal with cases as varied as an abandoned deaf child, Eddie (Samuel Hudson)
's terminally ill uncle (drayman Fred (David Troughton) who's set his heart on romancing Phyllis (Maggie Steed)
) and Mr Boynton (Donald Gee)
's chest problems.
It's Deborah (Jenna Russell)
's turn to experience family problems when her mother, Dora, turns up and arranges her own wedding (to a man called Derek who Deborah hardly knows) to take place in Ormston. Reverend Brewer (Clive Swift)
performs an exorcism that doesn't quite go to plan and all hell breaks loose when battleaxe Eugenia Maddox MP conducts her own political vendetta against Tom, Arthur and the whole of Ormston.
But fortune teller Colin Pinkerton's predictions come true when Eddie and Jean (Naomi Radcliffe)
finally get together.
Christmas Special + 9 Episodes, Sundays, 8pm, BBC ONE
21st December 2003 + 29th February to 25th April 2004
The village is under threat - and so are its inhabitants. Phyllis (Maggie Steed)
is shellshocked when her husband, Harry (Bill Paterson), reappears after seven years missing - only to sell the pub from under her. Tom (Michael French)
and Arthur's (James Bolam)
relationship deteriorates when Tom gets a job offer from New Zealand - which Arthur promptly steals and exits stage right.
As Arthur disappears on a train bound for the port, Phyllis and Deborah (Jenna Russell)
discover that Ormston is threatened with demolition. Only when everyone has abandons their homes does it come to light that it's an elaborate scam by a con artist who has looted the village.
As Eddie (Samuel Mills)
and Jean (Naomi Radcliffe)
get married, Tom realises he has to go find his father in New Zealand and make peace.
Series 4, 10 episodes
The new doctor makes a memorable entrance.
More to Come very soon!