Moving Story
GenreComedy drama
Created byJack Rosenthal
Directed byRoger Bamford
StarringWarren Clarke
Phil Davis
Con O'Neill
Ronny Jhutti
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes13
Production
ProducerLinda Agran
Running time50 minutes
Production companiesABTV
Carlton Television
Original release
NetworkITV
Release26 May 1994 (1994-05-26) –
29 August 1995 (1995-08-29)

Moving Story is a British comedy drama television series which aired on ITV in two series between 26 May 1994 and 29 August 1995.[1] It was created by Jack Rosenthal as a spin-off from his 1984 film The Chain, about a group of removal men.

Actors who appeared in episodes of the series include Peter Blythe, Zena Walker, Dora Bryan, Caroline Catz, Martin Clunes, Gwen Taylor, Ben Walden, Bryan Pringle, Miles Anderson, Jeffry Wickham, Pauline Jameson, Benjamin Whitrow, Sarah-Jane Potts, Doreen Keogh, Pauline Delaney, Mark Benton, Vincent Regan, David Ryall, Shay Gorman, Jonathan Coy, Beth Goddard and Camille Coduri.

Plot

The series follows the story of a group of removal men who work for a fictional company called Elite Removals.

The removal men, led by their boss, Bamber, are a tight-knit group who navigate the challenges and complexities of their job, which involves moving people's belongings from one place to another. Each episode features a different client with a unique and often emotional story, ranging from families moving to new homes to elderly individuals downsizing to retirement communities.

As the series progresses, the removal men confront their own personal struggles and challenges, including health issues, relationship problems, and financial difficulties. They support each other through these challenges, forming a strong bond and a sense of camaraderie.

Throughout the series, "Moving Story" explores themes of friendship, family, and the meaning of home. The series also offers a unique perspective on the working class, showcasing the hard work and dedication of those in blue-collar jobs.

Main cast

Episodes

Series One

  1. "Moving Story" (26 May 1994 – 75 minutes)
  2. "Last Stand at Laurel Way" (2 June 1994 – brought forward from 9 June 1994)
  3. "A Piece of Cake" (9 June 1994 – postponed from 2 June 1994)
  4. "Father's Day" (16 June 1994)
  5. "Charlotte, Emma, Bamber & Anne" (30 June 1994)
  6. "None Shall Sleep" (7 July 1994)

Series Two

  1. "The African Queen" (18 July 1995)
  2. "Norman Blood" (25 July 1995)
  3. "Bear Necessities" (1 August 1995)
  4. "Something Blue" (8 August 1995)
  5. "Trivial Pursuits" (15 August 1995)
  6. "Superstition" (22 August 1995)
  7. "Canterbury Tales" (29 August 1995)

References

  1. ^ Maxford p.40

2. Theme tune for Moving Story by Kirsty Maccoll “Moving Out” (unreleased)

Bibliography