No Bananas | BBC1 Drama (1996) | Alison Steadman, Tom Bell

“No Bananas” is a 10×50 minute wartime drama series that originally aired on BBC1 in 1996. Set during World War II, the show brings together two families, one rich and one poor, through the marriage of the son of the working-class Slaters and the daughter of the wealthy Hamiltons. Created by Ginnie Hole and featuring music by John Altman, the series delves into the lives of these families as they navigate the challenges and hardships of the war.

Alison Steadman portrays Evelyn Hamilton, while Tom Bell takes on the role of Thomas Slater. Stephanie Beacham plays Dorothea Grant, Dorian Healy portrays Tom Slater, Linda Bassett appears as Ellen Slater, Michael Byrne plays Edward Grant, Emily Mortimer takes on the role of Una, Rachel Power as Mary Hamilton, and Paloma Baeza as Rose Grant.

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