CLAYHANGER (1976)

 Bernard starred as Charlie Orgreave.

 BERNARD'S MEMOIRS

 "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."