Forever Green Theme ( 1992 )
During the 1980s and 1990s, Alderton had few roles, but he narrated the children’s animated series ‘Little Miss’ in 1983 (with his wife Pauline Collins) and, from 1987 to 1994, he narrated the TV series Fireman Sam. From 1989 to 1992, he starred in the successful series Forever Green as the character Jack Boult.
|Pauline Collins||…||Harriet Boult18 episodes, 1989-1992|
|John Alderton||…||Jack Boult18 episodes, 1989-1992|
|Paola Dionisotti||…||Lady Patricia Broughall18 episodes, 1989-1992|
|Wendy van der Plank||…||Hilly18 episodes, 1989-1992|
|Daisy Bates||…||Freddy Boult18 episodes, 1989-1992|
|Nimer Rashed||…||Tom Boult18 episodes, 1989-1992|
|Alan Rowe||…||Geoff Bate11 episodes, 1989-1992|
|Ian Lindsay||…||Ted Hubbard|
The show’s theme tune was omposed by Patrick Gowers
The Forever Green theme has a flowing, pastoral quality perfectly suited to the move-to-the-country theme of the television show.
The twelve episodes of Series 2 were filmed in two separate blocks 2.1 to 2.6 and 2.7 to 2.12 with different crews and different copyright dates (1991 for the first block and 1992 for the second block). It was originally intended to broadcast episodes 2.1 to 2.6 as a separate series in 1991 but it was delayed by coverage of the Gulf War. Instead, all twelve episodes were broadcast as a single series on consecutive weeks in 1992.
Series 1 was originally released by Granada Ventures Ltd on VHS and DVD.
All episodes have since been released on DVD by Network DVD. The first series was re-released on a two-disc set in June 2009. The remaining twelve episodes were released as a three-disc Series 2 DVD in April 2010. Later in 2010, a five-disc set of all eighteen episodes was released
Jack, a former racing driver and Harriet Boult, a nurse, live in a London flat with their two children Freddy and Tom. Freddy suffers from asthma which Harriet believes could be due to the city pollution, and after a serious attack begins to think leaving the city could be the best treatment available. Soon after, a letter arrives advising Harriet of an inheritance from one of her old patients, a run-down house in the country. It only takes one visit to persuade them to move.
The 18 episodes contain plots dealing with their adapting to life in the country and touches on environmental themes, alternative healing and alternative lifestyle choices.
Release Date: 26 February 1989 (UK)
Filming Locations: Nether Winchendon House, Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Running time 50mins
Production company Carnival Films
London Weekend Television
Distributor ITV Studios
No writer was credited for any of the Series 1 episodes.