Haggard (TV series)

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Haggard
Genre Comedy
Written by Eric Chappell
Starring Keith Barron
Reece Dinsdale
Sam Kelly
William Simons
Country of origin UK
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 14
Production
Executive producer(s) Vernon Lawrence
Release
Original release 27 January 1990 – 30 August 1992

Haggard is a British TV Comedy Series, which aired from 1990 to 1992. Starring Keith Barron, Reece Dinsdale, Sam Kelly and future Heartbeat Star, William Simons.

It was made for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television, and based on Squire Haggard’s Journal by Michael Green, more famous for his The Art of Coarse... books.[1]

The series is set during 1777—1778, in the Georgian era, and was about the exploits of Squire Haggard, the Squire's 25-year-old son Roderick, and their servant Grunge.

The show makes use of the production style known as breaking the fourth wall as Fanny Foulacre, Roderick's girlfriend, makes asides to the camera, commenting upon the situations she finds herself in.

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The poverty-stricken Squire Amos Haggard, who is a former friend of the Prince of Wales, is desperate for money and is always plotting for ways in which he can recoup the family fortune.

The Squire's son, Roderick, is idealistic and falls in love very easily. Roderick is more interested in beautiful young ladies than he is in money, and his foolishness often brings his father's schemes undone.

Nathanial Grunge, their servant, is richer than his two masters, and would like to be free of them to pursue his own dreams (something he finds impossible to do because the Squire often uses Grunge's money in his get-rich-quick schemes).

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