Take Me Home: Complete Mini-series [DVD]
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In each episode three animals get taken into SAFE's care and viewers will watch the team work tirelessly to save the lives of dogs and other pets that are lost and forgotten, unloved and unwanted, and often dumped by callous owners. Meet the team behind Take Me Home. (Nine) Take Me is the title of a 2001 British television drama serial on ITV, starring Robson Green and Beth Goddard. The series was produced by STV Studios, then known as "SMG TV Productions", and Coastal. It was filmed between October and December 2000 and first broadcast in the UK on 5 August 2001. Alex Pillai was the director. Take Me Home is filmed in the Pilbara region in Western Australia. When and where can I watch Take Me Home ? It really gives you an insight into what we do on a daily basis of taking in animals from various places, getting them their vet work done and finding them foster care," Sue Hedley told 9Entertainment. He wanted to focus his story around a young couple who were moving to a new town, bringing in aspects of Margaret Thatcher’s legacy.
Written by Tony Marchant, it told the story a middle aged married cab driver Tom ad his love affair with a young unhappily married woman Kathy in a fictional Midland new town, which was heavily inspired by Telford itself. In terms of craft it was great. The three parts meant I had to pay more attention to structure and how it ebbed and flowed, something not as essential in a one parter. I concentrated mainly on the main four characters, but I could maybe have made some of the others more four dimensional.” Take Me Home is a British television drama series that originally aired from 2–16 May 1989. The 3-part mini-series starred Keith Barron, Maggie O'Neill, Reece Dinsdale, and Annette Crosbie. It was created and written by Tony Marchant and was shown in three episodes on BBC One. The lead character, Kathy, was one of the first television roles for actress Maggie O'Neill. He continues: “I knew Maggie O’Neill socially and her vulnerability in terms of her performance was palpable. Take Me Home was shot entirely in the Shropshire town of Telford, which itself would have been considered a new town in the 1960s, growing and experiencing massive technological and economic changes, much as the town depicted in the series. It provided a starting point for a career that has taken in a number of substantial television dramas. Toby Jones in The Secret Agent, also written by Tony Marchant
Reece I knew through his acting in theatre, and while I didn’t know Annette Crosbie personally I was aware of her work.” She was attractive without being overt. It’s what they were supposed to be. The characters were just ordinary people. The first episode has to have a hook for the beginning, and there has to be a separate middle and an end. The show was a success when it hit screens in 1989, and was Tony’s first series in television having written both for theatre and one-part television films previously. I suppose if there was one thing I would do differently is make some of the secondary characters more complicated.That was juxtaposed with an older couple and older man who were part of an overlooked generation that had lost their jobs in industry,” says Tony. I think Take Me Home was very significant for my television writing,” adds Tony. “The three parter was a step up from writing a one-off.
The late Keith Barron, who became well-known for his role in A Touch Of Frost, and future Shameless actor Maggie O’Neill played the main characters, alongside their respective on-screen married partners Martin played by Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street) and Liz, played by Annette Crosbie (One Foot In The Grave). One Foot In The Grave star Annette Crosbie in a scene from Take Me Home
The series was filmed in multiple locations, including Newcastle upon Tyne city centre; Wynyard Park, Billingham; Mitford Hall, Morpeth; Low Hauxley Beach; Samsung Factory at Billingham ( Middlesbrough); the Cammell Laird Shipyard, Hebburn; and St. Aloysius Church, Hebburn. He liked the idea of portraying a town that was in its infancy and the story of the people drawn there from other areas, often looking for a better life. Last year’s ITV drama series Butterfly, starring Anna Friel, was one of his, following on from BBC series including The Secret Agent, starring Toby Jones, and Public Enemies. He also did some writing on the hit series McMafia, starring James Norton. With the music I was obviously trying to point our as many generational differences as possible between the couples. Tom listened to Dusty Springfield, now I suppose she’s cool in any era really. But Deacon Blue were Kathy’s choice and they were a very 80s band and sound.” The idea for the story and the setting for filming were in place first, with familiar sights such as town park spider’s web and parts of Telford Shopping Centre appearing in a number of shots. The show got about 11 million viewers, which at the time wasn’t uncommon, but for a show of its nature it was extraordinary and I felt vindicated by that.