Brass

Brass

Brass is actually a British comedy-drama series made by Granada Television for ITV and Channel 4. Set mostly in Utterley, a fictional Lancashire mining town in the 1930s, 1970s proved to be a humor satirising the American supersoaps like Dallas and Dynasty as well as the period dramas of the 1970s. Unusually there clearly was no laughter trail and the humor kept exceptionally dry, using convoluted word play and subtle comment on popular culture. Brass is northern English slang for"currency" and for"effrontery". The series also gleefully parodied that the 1977 Granada TV dramatisation of Dickens' crisis, which also starred Timothy West. The collection, produced Julian Roach and by John Stevenson, was set up to two feuding families--the Hardacres along with the working-class Fairchilds, who lived from the Hardacre tribe at a terraced house rented. The Hardacre family was led by the businessman Bradley, who espoused Thatcherite rhetoric whilst discovering harebrained schemes to generate his companies more efficient therefore he could sack workers, and his aristocratic wife Lady Patience. The mind of the Fairchilds was that the stern"Red" Agnes, who spread militant socialist rhetoric round the Hardacre minemill along with munitions factory, and her doltish, forelock-tugging husband George, who is dominated by his wife and his manager. Agnes was the mistress of Bradley Hardacre.
Duration: 30 min
Country: United Kingdom
Production: N/A