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All Episodes 1989 - 1991

  • Ended
  • ITV1
  • 1989-12-01T06:00:00+01:00
  • 50 mins
  • 22 hours, 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
Cockney drifter Thomas Gynn, after tangling with crooks ends up in Yorkshire where he teams up with narrowboat owning Sally Hardcastle in a series of adventures. John Lively runs a junkyard beside a canal in Yorkshire. He turns out to be a very sympathetic character in his interactions with a young runaway, Pippa, who he has taken in and sheltered.

27 episodes

1x01 A1 Rain Dancer

  • Series Premiere

    1989-12-08T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Thomas and Sally meet for the first time on the A1. Having been caught with his pants down, Thomas fixes Sally's car and is reluctantly offered a lift to Leeds; and that's when the sparks start to fly!

1x02 The Howling

  • 1989-12-15T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Although they try to remain a healthy distance, circumstances semm to keep drawing thomas and Sally back together again.

1x03 Fool's Gold

  • 1989-12-22T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

While the eccentric Lord Winderscale struggles to come to terms with the loss of his prized £1,000,000 Botticelli, Thomas and Sally are placed in danger when they make a startling discovery on board Sally's houseboat. A kidnapping, a hair-raising boat chase along the canal and a few home truths at the manor keep the odd couple busy.

2x01 Burning Your Boats

  • Season Premiere

    1990-09-29T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Sally finds herself up against commercial and civic corruption when she sinks her capital in to a canal cruise hire company,

2x02 Bring Back My Barney To Me

  • 1990-10-06T00:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

There are disastrous consequences for the hard Geordie Finch brothers when they dabble in a spot of Common Market Euro-crime.

2x03 A Woman's Lot

  • 1990-10-13T00:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

When a photographer comes looking for "the grit and grime" of the north for his latest girlie calendar, Thomas is only too happy to help.

2x04 The Devil Wept in Leeds

  • 1990-10-20T00:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Thomas and Sally save Europe's number-one hitman from a watery grave - and nearly die of shock when he tries to repay them.

2x05 Trial By Marriage

  • 1990-10-27T00:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Sally's old friend Jane Rowlands and her husband Bill seem blissfully happy. But looks can be deceiving!

2x06 Hotrod Horace

  • 1990-11-03T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Sally's uncle Horace is a cantankerous Yorkshireman who hates most things in life - especially Lancastrians and Londoners!

2x07 Bigamy Blues

  • 1990-11-10T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Mrs Sally Hardcastle meets the other Mrs Hardcastle in an international mix-up. Sally and Thomas fly out to Portugal to unmix it.

3x01 Poetic Justice

  • Season Premiere

    1991-10-12T00:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Things seem to be going well for Thomas: he started up his own business, and Sally is suddenly back in his life. Can it last?

3x02 The Food of Love

  • 1991-10-19T00:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Sally is frustrated when she can find no solution to the anguish of an old friend who goes to the dogs when her husband leaves home.

3x03 Hard Times, Hard Men

  • 1991-10-26T00:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Slick city councillor Nick Craven isn't so sharp when it comes to settling his debts - especially the fifty quid he owes Thomas.

3x04 An Unsavoury Business

  • 1991-11-02T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Shock-horror surprises, the righting of wrongs and a rift in their relationship combined to torment and antagonise Thomas and Sally.

3x05 The Sisters of Achill

  • 1991-11-09T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Sally is taken herself off to the Costa del Sol for a well-earned rest, and Thomas is left behind in Leeds to take care of the business.

3x06 A Roman Empire

  • 1991-11-16T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

Sally and "uncle" Leonard go back a long way so Leonard's sudden death is a shock. She gets another one when she is appointed executor!

3x07 Shingle Beach

  • 1991-11-23T01:00:00+01:00 — 50 mins

A grubby little private detective is the bearer of an unexpected message, which takes Thomas and Sally south to Kent.

4x01 Flameproof and Free

  • Season Premiere

    1993-06-04T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Thomas is released from Her Majesty's care to find that Sally has left the area with another man, and is now pregnant.

4x02 The Driving Instructor

  • 1993-06-11T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Probationer Thomas is handed the unenviable task of instructing a group of young offenders in motor mechanics.

4x03 A Quick Killing

  • 1993-06-18T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Thomas leaves Samantha collecting her own tickets as he sets about a sticky adventure of his own.

4x04 Down to Earth

  • 1993-06-25T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

There's excitement as construction workers uncover an ancient bone, believed to date back to Viking times.

4x05 The Long Road... There

  • 1993-07-02T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Thomas is set to drive a lorry-load of engineering samples to Budapest, with Lively as his co-driver: disaster strikes when the lorry is stolen.

4x06 The Long Road... Back

  • 1993-07-09T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

British diplomat Isabel Stevens uses her influence to get Thomas released from a Hungarian prison cell.

4x07 Gilding the Lily

  • 1991-07-16T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Fresh from his escapades in Hungary, Thomas returns to find the future of the Steam Museum hanging in the balance due to financial problems.

4x08 Blowing Bubbles

  • 1991-07-23T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Thomas is taken back to the sixties when an old friend turns up unexpectedly - And ends up causing him considerable aggro.

4x09 Sand Dancer

  • 1991-07-30T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Thomas tries desperately to patch things up with Jo, while Lively stumbles across a buried steam engine...

4x10 One Jump Ahead

  • 1991-08-06T01:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

Thomas is offered an expenses-paid trip to a villa in Tuscany, but as he and Jo arrive they are greeted by armed Italians,