And the Beat Goes On

Channel 4 (ended 1996)


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And the Beat Goes On was a drama series originally broadcast on channel 4 in the United Kingdom. The series consists of eight one-hour episodes that aired on Tuesday night at 10:00 pm from March 19, 1996 to May 7, 1996. The series was produced by Mal Young and executive producer Phil Redmond. The writer Joe Ainsworth and the directors, Chris Bernard, Stephen Garwood and Jeremy Summers created a series set in Liverpool, England during the 1960s. It follows the members of two families as they struggle to cope with the social turmoil of this period. Mickey O'Rourke (Roy Brandon), his wife Mary Ann (Eileen O'Brien) and their son Ritchie (Danny McCall) must contend with Ritchie's girlfriend Cathy (Cathy Williams), who is pregnant by another man. Nick Spencer (Stephen Moore) and his wife Connie (Jenny Agutter) have a daughter Christine (Lisa Faulkner) who brings an unsuitable boyfriend home. Meanwhile, Connie is becoming dependent on tranquilizers and her brother tries to borrow money from Nick.