One of the BBC’s most popular drama series of the 1970s, The Brothers followed the lives of the Hammond family and their successful road haulage company.
Led by their domineering mother, Mary Hammond (Jean Anderson), the Hammond brothers Edward (Glyn Owen), Brian (Richard Easton) and David (Robin Chadwick) return home for the reading of their father’s will – only to learn that Robert’s young secretary Jennifer Kingsley (Jennifer Wilson) has also been invited.
Edward expects to inherit the family business: after all Brian, married to the scheming Anne (Hilary Tindall), is a well-paid accountant and David is a disinterested playboy with a glamorous girlfriend, Jill (Gabrielle Drake). But Edward is shocked to discover that not only does his father’s will demand each brother owns twenty five
per cent of the company, but the last quarter
goes to Jennifer…
Forced into alliances that no one wants, the three brothers and Jennifer must find a way to work together, whilst Mary wonders how many other skeletons are going to come tumbling out of the closet to destroy the family…
This DVD release features all 10 episodes from the first series, broadcast in 1972.
“One of the most convincing, watchable shows on television” – Peter Knight, The Daily Telegraph
More series of The Brothers are also available below: