List of Shine on Harvey Moon episodes

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This article gives a list of episodes for the British television sitcom, Shine on Harvey Moon which aired during the 1980s and 1990s. The show ran for five seasons, beginning in 1982 and concluding in 1995. It principally starred Maggie Steed, Elizabeth Spriggs, Kenneth Cranham, Nigel Planer and Lee Whitlock.

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (Early 1982)[edit]

All the half-hour episodes in series 1 were written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, and directed by Baz Taylor.

No. Title Original airdate
1 "The Conquering Hero" 8 January 1982 (1982-01-08)
2 "Getting to Know You" 15 January 1982 (1982-01-15)
3 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Lake" 22 January 1982 (1982-01-22)
Harvey and Lou are demobbed.
4 "Sweet FA" 29 January 1982 (1982-01-29)
Harvey meets his son Stanley's teacher.
5 "The Rough with the Smooth" 5 February 1982 (1982-02-05)
Harvey's estranged wife is beaten up by one of her lovers. Harvey hopes to move back in.
6 "A Christmas Truce" 12 February 1982 (1982-02-12)
Harvey works hard to make Christmas enjoyable.

Series 2 (Late 1982)[edit]

All the hour-long episodes in series 2 were written by Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, and directed by Baz Taylor. There were new opening and closing title sequences.

No. Title Original airdate
7 "Getting Results" 24 October 1982 (1982-10-24)
Harvey has a job, but is it what he wants?
8 "A Deal with the Devil" 17 September 1982 (1982-09-17)
Lou's black market activities come to the attention of the police. Rita has a new boyfriend.
9 "In Sickness and in Health" 24 September 1982 (1982-09-24)
Harvey contemplates standing for election as a councillor. His mother falls ill. Maggie is pregnant.
10 "Party Line" 1 October 1982 (1982-10-01)
Harvey stands for election, against Major Saxby.
11 "The Course of True Love" 8 October 1982 (1982-10-08)
Harvey's girlfriend asks him to divorce his wife.
12 "Safe As Houses" 15 October 1982 (1982-10-15)
Rita is offered a job in a top Mayfair club. Harvey's mother is trapped in her home by an unexploded bomb.

Series 3 (1984)[edit]

All episodes in series 3 were written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, and directed by Baz Taylor.

No. Title Original airdate
13 "Goodnight Sweetheart" 1 June 1984 (1984-06-01)
14 "Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Down And..." 8 June 1984 (1984-06-08)
15 "Sisters and Brothers" 15 June 1984 (1984-06-15)
16 "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair" 22 June 1984 (1984-06-22)
17 "Sentimental Journey" 29 June 1984 (1984-06-29)
18 "Goodnight Vienna" 6 July 1984 (1984-07-06)
19 "Baby It's Cold Outside" 13 July 1984 (1984-07-13)
20 "Fools Rush In" 20 July 1984 (1984-07-20)
21 "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year" 27 July 1984 (1984-07-27)

Series 4 (1985)[edit]

All episodes in series 4 were directed by Baz Taylor, individual writers are noted below.

No. Title Written by Original airdate
22 "Kind Hearts and Coronets" Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran 5 July 1985 (1985-07-05)
23 "Anything Goes..." Barry Lamoto 12 July 1985 (1985-07-12)
24 "Mud Sticks" Francis Megahy 19 July 1985 (1985-07-19)
25 "Love Is Blind" Alan Clews 26 July 1985 (1985-07-26)
26 "Lover, Come Back to Me" Alan Clews 2 August 1985 (1985-08-02)
27 "All, or Nothing at All" Francis Megahy 9 August 1985 (1985-08-09)
28 "We're in the Money" Alan Clews 16 August 1985 (1985-08-16)
29 "Love and Marriage" Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran 23 August 1985 (1985-08-23)

Series 5 (1995)[edit]

The twelve episodes broadcast between 23 April and 18 August 1995 did not have individual titles.