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Harbour Lights

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by Dave Smith

Last updated:
Sat, 14 May 2005 02:00

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aired from: Feb 1999 to: May 2000 15 eps BBC-2 50 min stereo closed captioned

regulars:

  • Nick Berry as Lieutenant Commander Mike Nicholls
  • Tina Hobley as Melanie Rush [ except episodes 6, 7 and 8 ]
  • Matilda Ziegler as Jane Ford [ season 1 ]
  • Gerard Horan as Tony Simpson
  • Tim Matthews as Steve Blade
  • Freddie Davies as George Blade
  • Emma Pike as Kelly Blade [ season 1 ]
  • Francis Pope as Jason Blade [ season 1 ]
  • Paola Dionisotti as Aunt Nicholls [ season 1 ]
  • Louis Mahoney as Elvis [ season 1 ]
  • Liam Tattershall as Jake Ford [ season 1 ]

    Harbour Lights is the story of the close-knit south coast community of Bridehgehaven, where Mike Nicholls is the newly appointed Harbour Master, in the town where he grew up. The community is bedevilled by the ruthless business dealings of Tony Simpson, the feuding of the Blade family, and the all-pervading majesty of the sea.


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      1st Series Winter 1999

    1. "For Those in Peril"
      gs: Justin Ellery [ Dr Henry Reece ], Morag Hood [ Lady Charlotte ], David Ross [ Paddy ], Rosmary Smith [ Mrs Foyle ], Margot Leicester [ Rita Blade ], Gillian Raine [ Nancy Ford ], Arthur Cox [ Bill Ford ], Adam Tabraham [ Pete Ford ]

      After a tragic diving accident claims the life of a close friend, former Royal Navy officer Mike Nicholls returns to the town where he grew up - Bridehaven. He hopes his new job, as harbour master will help him put his past behind him.

      b: 17 Feb 99 pc: _________ w: Lizzie Mickery d. Keith Boak
    2. "Prince Charming"
      gs: Nicholas Ball [ Alan Semple ], Elisado Grey [ Joanna Ellis ], Simon Fenton [ Richard ], Lionel Guyett [ Mr Whitham ], Nicholas Guagin [ Magistrate ], Michael Hoskinson [ President ], Julie Pratten [ Hostess ], Gillian Raine [ Nancy Ford ], Arthur Cox [ Bill Ford ]

      Mike is alarmed by the behaviour of an ex-chief petty officer and Falklands veteran who descends on Bridehaven with a group of school sea cadets.

      b: 25 Feb 99 pc: _________ w: Edward Canford-Dumas d: Tim Dowd
    3. "Dead Ends"
      gs: Roy Hudd [ Arthur Denton ], Bronwen Williams [ Fay Weatherwell ], Tony Barton [ Gilley ], Harry Jones [ Woode ], Hraham Gadd [ Publican ], Jack Stevenson [ Security Guard ], Gillian Raine [ Nancy Ford ]

      A miserable stranger arrives in town that seems to be hankering for a Bridehaven that no longer exists.

      b: 4 Mar 99 pc: _________ w: Stephen Clarke d: Tim Dowd
    4. "Baywatch"
      gs: Paul Barber [ Cordell Johnson ], Daniel Ryan [ PC Busby ], Steve Sweeney [ Cyril ], Rob Jarvis [ Egbert ], Gillian Raine [ Nancy Ford ]

      The town is swamped with birdwatchers, and Melanie has an important decision to make.

      b: 11 Mar 99 pc: _________ w: Gil Brailey d: Gary Love
    5. "Muckraker"
      gs: Danny Webb [ Vic Morley ], Amy Phillips [ Sophie ], Graham Gadd [ Publican ], Elizabeth Banks [ Lab Receptionist ], Alex Lloyd [ Radio Interviewer ]

      George Blade becomes an eco-warrior when a toxic spillage threatens Tony Simpson's latest land deal. His campaign ensures that the last of the off-season tourists soon desert Bridehaven. Mike's investigation is overshadowed by Steve, Jane and Aunt Nicholls

      b: 18 Mar 99 pc: _________ w: David Martin d: Gary Love
    6. "The Last Supper"
      gs: Kim Thomson [ Holly Simpson ], Norman Eshley [ Mayor ], Corinne Wicks [ Lycra Woman ], John Bleasdale [ Chief Constable ]

      Tony is love struck when his estranged wife returns home and becomes heavily involved in the business. Mike and Jane are suspicious and join forces to investigate but, in the process, find themselves being drawn closer together

      b: 25 Mar 99 pc: _________ w: Steve Attridge d: Terry Bedford
    7. "Stranded"
      gs: Will Mellor [ Granger ], Daniel Ryan [ PC Busby ], Dennis Clinton [ Shopkeeper ], William Mickleburgh [ Rough Bloke ], Kevin Kibbey [ Teacher ]

      Mike devises a plan to relieve the off-season boredom - the practice rescue of a stranded whale. However, the newfound environmentalists are too busy to notice that Kelly Blade is thinking of leaving home with her unsuitable new boyfriend.

      b: 1 Apr 99 pc: _________ w: Stephen Clarke d: Terry Bedford
    8. "Highland Fling"
      gs: Daniel Ryan [ PC Busby ], Louis Hilyer [ Philip ], Frank Dunne [ Winston Trotter ], Sam Ellis [ Diver ], Mike Newman [ Skipper ]

      The Blades recover some wrecked cases of vintage Scotch, but Tony Simpson is furious about his lost cargo and determines to track it down. Meanwhile, Jane's ex-boyfriend Phil turns up.

      b: 8 Apr 99 pc: _________ w: Gil Brailey d: Keith Boak
    9. "The Untouchables"
      gs: Louis Hilyer [ Philip ], Charles Daish [ Dan ], Annette Bentley [ Jean ]

      Jane and Philip celebrate their engagement with a party for the whole of Bridehaven. Mike believes that he is powerless to intervene, but when an old friend of Jane's revives painful memories for her, she finds herself hesitating

      b: 15 Apr 99 pc: _________ w: Lizzie Mickery d: Keith Boak

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      2nd Series Spring 2000

    10. "No More Heroes"
      gs: David Hayman [ John Stearn ], Andrew Woodall [ Chas Green ], Ed Woodall [ Gerry Green ], Bill Leadbitter [ John Briggs ]

      Mike returns from his travels to find that half the inhabitants of Bridehaven have left the town due to a group of racketeers who have the place gripped in fear. And they now own the debt Mike owed for the purchase of his boat.

      b: 24 Apr 00 pc: _________ w: Steve Attridge d: Colin Bucksey
    11. "Thicker Than Water"
      gs: Rachel Davies [ Carol Blade ], Bernard Wrigley [ Martin Blade ], Lloyd Owen [ Insp. Nick Preston ], Daniel O'Grady [ Dan ], Benjamin Waters [ Judd ]

      Mike takes the law into his own hands when Steve is accused of the murder of his wheeler-dealing uncle, Martin. Tensions mount as Mike's jealousy over Melanie's new boss, Nick, threatens to cloud his judgement.

      b: 30 Apr 00 pc: _________ w: Gil Brailey d: Marcus DF White
    12. "A Quiet Storm"
      gs: Nick Miles [ Lewis Badden ], Daniel Caltagirone [ Harry Badden ], Nigel Lindsay [ Charlie Badden ], Lara Cazaley [ Nikki ], Mike Savage [ Roy ], Susan Field [ Ms Warne ], Jane Robbins [ Christine ], Elizabeth Palmer [ Molly ]

      Mike and Melanie are thrown together in peril when they confront escaped convict Harry Badden and his brothers in an isolated cottage. Charlie has a broken arm and his daughter, Mollt, is diabetic and needing insulin shots.

      b: 7 May 00 pc: _________ w: Paul Mari d: Terry Bedford
    13. "The Safe Side"
      gs: Peter Guinness [ Vinnie ], Josephine Butler [ Sara ], Michael Halsey [ Monteith ], Rosalind March [ Elaine ], Ian Swann [ Mr Denning ], Alan Penn [ Mr Mason ], Norma Howard [ Mrs Mason ]

      Mike falls for a visiting journalist, Sara, but Melanie is uneasy about their fledgling relationship, believing the reporter may be using him to get information for her latest story. Her suspicions are heightened by a series of break-ins. Meanwhile, in a seemingly unconnected incident, a tenant at Tony's caravan site begins an increasingly violent war with him, over the provision of facilities. At the same time, a property developer's boat is broken into.

      b: 14 May 00 pc: _________ w: Stephen Clarke d: Justin Hardy
    14. "Storm Damage"
      gs: Nicole Arumugam [ Shah ], Martin Wenner [ Harvey Masters ], Mark Drewry [ Adam Cork ], Matt Wilkinson [ Simon ], Ian Cullen [ Chief Inspector ], Ahsen Bhatti [ Ramesh ], Ash Varrez [ Cafe Owner ]

      Following a storm an amnesiac Asian woman is found on the beach. While Steve finds himself falling for her, Mike and Melanie begin to search for the answers to who she is, and why she was on a wrecked boat. As the answers emerge, they have are left with a race against time to find a group of illegal immigrants who have tuberculosis.

      b: 21 May 00 pc: _________ w: Al Hunter Ashton d: David Hayman
    15. "Rites of Passage"
      gs: Tony Selby [ Ron Nicholls ], Rupert Holliday Evans [ Chris Hodder ], Wayne Jackman [ Kevin Stamp ], Matt di Angelo [ Robbie ], Julie Neubert [ Nurse ], Tim Gallagher [ Robber 1 ], Graene Crowther [ Robber 2 ]

      Mike is thrown into emotional turmoil when the father he has never met returns to Bridehaven. Meanwhile, Tony is supposed to be looking after his nephew, and the town's football team, managed by George, has reached the local final.

      b: 28 May 00 pc: _________ w: Andrew Rattenbury d: Peter Macdonald

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