The Cedar Tree

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The Cedar Tree
Genre Soap opera
Country of origin United Kingdom
Producer(s) Ian Fordyce
Running time 30 minutes
60mins in 1978.
Production company(s) ATV
Original network ITV
Picture format (4:3 SDTV)
Original release 20 September 1976 (1976-09-20) – 1979 (1979)

The Cedar Tree was a television serial that ran from 1976 to 1979 on ITV in the United Kingdom.

It involved the story of the Bourne family, hailing from an aristocratic background, before the turn of the Second World War.[1]

The Cedar Tree was an ATV Production and recorded at the ATV Centre, Birmingham. Two established cast members were the veteran actress Joyce Carey and Susan Skipper, who played one of the Bourne family's daughters.

In February 2013 it was announced [2] that the first 1976 series was to be released on DVD.


  • Joyce Carey – Lady Alice Bourne
  • Philip Latham – Arthur Bourne
  • Sally Osborne – Elizabeth Bourne
  • Susan Skipper – Victoria Bourne
  • Kate Coleridge – Phyllis Bourne
  • Cyril Luckham – Charles Ashley
  • Susan Engel – Helen Bourne
  • Jennifer Lonsdale – Anne Bourne
  • Michael Macowan – Doctor Cropper
  • Pamela Mandell – Miss Pringle
  • Carol Royle – Laura
  • Jean Taylor Smith – Nanny
  • Peter Hill – Gates
  • Ruth Holden – Mrs. Gates


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