Series 14 - 13. In the Bleak Midwinter

In the Bleak Midwinter

About this programme

13/26. Veteran singer and keyboard player Alan Price guest stars in this festive episode of the rural drama, as the leader of a jazz band. Travelling to Aidensfield, where they've been booked by Vernon to play at the villagers' Christmas concert, the Rio Trio offer a lift to a girl, unaware she is a single mum taking her baby home to see her parents for the holiday. However, the first the band know about the infant is when the girl disappears, leaving them to look after it. Meanwhile, as the concert gets into full swing, local barmaid Gina takes centre stage, hoping to impress all and sundry with her rendition of Winter Wonderland. Tricia Penrose, Derek Fowlds, Geoffrey Hughes, William Simons and Mark Jordon star.

Cast and crew


Frankie Rio
Alan Price
Vernon Scripps
Geoffrey Hughes
Gina Ward
Tricia Penrose
Oscar Blaketon
Derek Fowlds
PC Phil Bellamy
Mark Jordon
David Stockwell
David Lonsdale
PC Rob Walker
Jonathan Kerrigan
Bernie Scripps
Peter Benson
Alf Ventress
William Simons
Dr Helen Trent
Sophie Ward
Rosie Cartwright
Vanessa Hehir
Gerard Lowe
Allan Corduner
Danny Flowers
Ram John Holder
Rachel Godwin
Vicki Lee Taylor
Adam Turner
Jamie de Courcey
Trevor Godwin
Ken Bones
Brian Turner
Tim Carlton
David Woodcock
Jean Godwin
Rachel Davies


Gerry Mill
Executive Producer
Keith Richardson
Archie Tait
Johnny Byrne