Bernard starred as Charlie Orgreave.
"This was a 21 part series based on Arnold Bennett’s book of the same name.
I appeared in 10 episodes. I had a lovely contract with 20 weeks paid work and 30 weeks on a retainer.
One would never get a contract like that nowadays – budgets are squeezed tight enough to make the pips squeak!
Lovely cast though including Dennis Quilley, Janet Suzman and Peter McEnery.
Sadly, the series was not a success, perhaps too long drawn out for audiences’ tastes."