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Shine on Harvey Moon! is a British comedy-drama series made by Central Television for ITV from 8 January 1982 to 23 August 1985 and briefly revived in 1995 by Meridian.

This generally light-hearted series was created by comedy writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. The series is set in the East End of London shortly after the Second World War. Upon being demobbed RAF serviceman Harvey Moon, played by Kenneth Cranham, returns home and finds his family involved in various troubles. His wife Rita, played by Maggie Steed, is not interested in resuming their relationship, and works in a seedy nightclub frequented by American servicemen. He becomes involved with the Labour Party and the union movement.

The name of the series is a wordplay on the title of the popular 1908 song 'Shine On, Harvest Moon'. The first series was commissioned and recorded by ATV at their Elstree studios with the remaining series filmed at newly constructed facilities in Nottingham.

  1. Laurence Marks


  2. Maurice Gran


Series Cast

  1. Albert Welling

    38 Episodes

  2. Pauline Quirke

    35 Episodes

  3. Nigel Planer

    Nigel Planer

    35 Episodes

  4. Linda Robson

    Linda Robson

    35 Episodes

  5. Kenneth Cranham

    Kenneth Cranham

    35 Episodes

  6. Maggie Steed

    35 Episodes

  7. Elizabeth Spriggs

    Elizabeth Spriggs

    35 Episodes

  8. Leonard Fenton

    Leonard Fenton

    35 Episodes

  9. Lee Whitlock

    Lee Whitlock

    35 Episodes

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Season 5

1995 | 6 Episodes

Season 5 of Shine on Harvey Moon premiered on April 23, 1995.

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Shine on Harvey Moon


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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