The Tide of Life

The Tide of Life (1996)

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 1996-01-05
  • Last Air Date: 1996-01-19
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 3
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Networks: ITV1
  • Director: David Wheatley
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Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby after his plans to marry her come to tragic end, Emily finds work as housekeeper for farmer, Larry Birch. Another tragedy occurs, and when Nick Stuart inherits the farm owned by Birch's wife, Nick gives Emily a new future.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, immigration, northern england, miniseries, edwardian, northumberland
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    The Tide of Life Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1996-01-05
    3 Episodes

    The Tide of Life Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Part 160 min
    Season 1Episode 2Part 260 min
    Season 1Episode 3Part 360 min
    • Diana Hardcastle

      as Rona Birch
    • John Bowler

      as Sep McGilby
    • Justin Chadwick

      as Con Fullwell
    • James Purefoy

      as Nick Stuart
    • Ray Stevenson

      as Larry Birch
    • Mary Woodvine

      as Lizzie Rowan
    Directing David Wheatley Director
    Writing Catherine Cookson Writer