The stormy weather story of high-life and intrigue amongst Britain's wealthy sailing set. A cult series in its own right, Howards' Way featured the original theme tune composed by Simon May, with tales of love, deceit, family trials and tribulations. It really is classic television at its best. Tom Howard has risked everything on fulfilling his dreams of becoming a boat designer. Despite a successful launch of the Mermaid boat yard, his dreams may be short lived as another local entrepreneur has his eye on the business. Meanwhile Jan's fashion career goes from strength to strength and Leo proves that if you believe in something it's worth fighting for, but what's happened to heart broken Lynne? For a slice of idyllic yachting life, join the residents of Tarrant where glamour and glitz meet corruption and sailing. EPISODE ONE GÇ£When youGÇÖre born with nothing, youGÇÖd do business with Jack the Ripper.GÇ¥ Whilst the Mermaid celebrates another successful launch, its future hangs in the balance at a London court. The mysterious disappearance of lovelorn Lynne causes panic. EPISODE TWO GÇ£Without Claude and his designs I may as well not bother!GÇ¥ Brittle Polly Urquhart is delighted by the arrival of American stud Orin. LynneGÇÖs amnesia leaves her living in a world of strangers and news from France threatens TarrantGÇÖs bourgeoning fashion scene. EPISODE THREE GÇ£Abby, when are we going to get married?GÇ¥ Environmentalist Leo comes to blows with creepy Ken Masters over the development of a local beauty spot. Patriarch Tom resorts to desperate measures to help Lynne. EPISODE FOUR GÇ£I do the kind of work you donGÇÖt notice and appreciate, and I donGÇÖt come cheaply!GÇ¥ As leather-clad Leo mourns for the birds, Mr Shellet plots a dangerous revenge. KenGÇÖs ambivalence towards ClaudeGÇÖs designs enrages dazzling Jan and silver fox Charles puts a scheme in motion. EPISODE FIVE GÇ£Well, this is it. Our future belongs here.GÇ¥ LynneGÇÖs transatlantic venture drives a wedge between Tom and Jan. Resistance to the marina development gathers momentum and Jack delivers Shellet an ultimatum. EPISODE SIX GÇ£Portishead, theyGÇÖll keep trying.GÇ¥ ThereGÇÖs concern across Tarrant as Lynne disappears from radar. AbbyGÇÖs mothering abilities are called into question and the press get wind of swanky CharlesGÇÖs plansGÇª EPISODE SEVEN GÇ£I may have got my hands dirty, but youGÇÖre an accessory.GÇ¥ KenGÇÖs cloak-and-dagger attempts to frighten Leo donGÇÖt have the required results. An opinionated visitor forces an impossible decision on Abby and an affectionate gesture from Tom emphasises JackGÇÖs increasing distance from the yard. EPISODE EIGHT GÇ£Love is painGÇª pain when she looks at you like something the cat brought in!GÇ¥ PollyGÇÖs revelation leaves fertile Charles in a quandary. JackGÇÖs behaviour causes concern at home and the boatyard, forcing wily Avril into a boardroom decision. EPISODE NINE GÇ£You can forget about Tom HowardGÇÖs fancy designs. The old firm is back in business, Bill!GÇ¥ Gerald forces a reconciliation with Charles. AbbyGÇÖs involvement in the local environmental group causes concern for Leo and Jack agrees to a controversial commission. EPISODE TEN GÇ£Is that bagGÇª alligator?GÇ¥ Oh, happy day! France and Britain are joined in matrimony. CharlesGÇÖ interests in the Mermaid ruffle feathers in the boardrooms of London and Abby confuses politics with desire. EPISODE ELEVEN GÇ£Well, IGÇÖve found another supplier. GÇÿOui, un autreGÇÖ, here in England!GÇ¥ Abby is seduced by the icy blue eyes of sexy but dangerous fanatic Curtis Jaeger. Leo and Jan come to blows and Tom is left reeling by AvrilGÇÖs cold and concrete business heart. EPISODE TWELVE GÇ£I donGÇÖt think you fully understand the situation do you, Dad?GÇ¥ Darling Jan proves sheGÇÖs as wonderful a daughter as she is a mother and lover. Charles finally gains control of the boatyard, but is it just business heGÇÖs after? What future is there for the Mermaid when tragedy strikes the Lynnette? EPISODE THIRTEEN GÇ£ItGÇÖs the one thing I learned at my grotty secondary modern; if you want anything badly enough youGÇÖll have to hustle for it.GÇ¥ Charles and Abby come to a resolution. ClaudeGÇÖs designs dazzle the London Fashion Show, but hearts break and blood is spilt on the beaches and blouses of Tarrant.
Howards' Way - The Complete Second Series (4 DVD Set)
Where glamour and glitz meet corruption and sailing.