Telford's Change

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Telford's Change
Written by Brian Clark
Directed by Barry Davis
Starring Peter Barkworth
Hannah Gordon
Theme music composer John Dankworth
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 10
Producer(s) Mark Shivas
Running time 50 min
Original network BBC
Original release 7 January (1979-01-07) – 11 March 1979 (1979-03-11)

Telford's Change is a 1979 BBC television series by Brian Clark which stars Peter Barkworth. The theme music was composed and played by jazz composer John Dankworth.


Barkworth played a bank manager, Mark Telford, who took a backward step in his career in order to retreat from the rat race. He relinquished his job in international banking and became a local branch manager in Dover.

Telford's wife Laura (played by Hannah Gordon) and son Peter (Michael Maloney) remained in London. Keith Barron played Tim Hart, Laura's theatrical colleague who was keen to have an affair with her, and with whom she did have a brief liaison. In order to win back his wife, Telford gave up the Dover job and returned to international banking.

The series was created and sold to the BBC by Barkworth himself and a group of colleagues (including Mark Shivas) through a company called Astramead.[1]

Telford's Change consisted of only one series of ten episodes.


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