Series 1 - 9. Family Business

Family Business
Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

There’s just one episode to go of this consistently enjoyable revival, but it looks as if Bobby’s days are numbered. First he got stomach cancer, now he’s having a seizure at Southfork and is told by the medics that he has an aneurysm on the brain.

Yet even in the face of the worst possible news, he retains the calm
of a Zen master as he recuperates in his pyjamas on his sleigh bed, even granting forgiveness to JR when the scheming old tortoise deigns to
show his face.

Maybe it’s the fact that he’s died before and been miraculously resurrected that gives Bobby that inner serenity. Whatever the cause, it’s certainly a quality that’s worth all the oil in Texas.

About this programme

9/10. Bobby is rushed to hospital, sparking an unaccustomed mood of contrition and co-operation in the Ewings. Christopher and John Ross bury the hatchet, deciding to go into business together, and JR returns to hand back Southfork's deeds to his brother. Meanwhile, Harris Ryland finds out about Sue Ellen's attempt to blackmail the medical examiner, and Tommy attacks Rebecca after a meeting with his mysterious buyer goes awry.

Cast and crew


Elena Ramos
Jordana Brewster
Bobby Ewing
Patrick Duffy
Rebecca Sutter
Julie Gonzalo
Sue Ellen Ewing
Linda Gray
JR Ewing
Larry Hagman
John Ross Ewing
Josh Henderson
Christopher Ewing
Jesse Metcalfe
Ann Ewing
Brenda Strong
Vicente Cano
Carlos Bernard
Kevin Page
Sheriff Derrick
Akai Draco
Lou Rosen
Glenn Morshower
Tommy Sutter
Callard Harris
Frank Durani
Faran Tahir
Harris Ryland
Mitch Pileggi


Michael M Robin
Executive Producer
Michael M Robin
Executive Producer
Cynthia Cidre