Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 26, 1984
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
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A Woman of Substance

A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but over the next twenty years she expands her stores and invests in the growing textile industry in Leeds. By the time of World War 2, Emma is the head of a major retail and manufacturing empire, but she has struggled all her life to find love.

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Last Episode

01x05 Hold The Dream - Part 2 Aired: Dec. 24, 1984

Her marriage to Jim Fairley is unhappy, leading her into the arms of her childhood sweetheart, Shane O'Neill, grandson of Blackie O'Neill. …

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Completed/Ended
The show had 1 season and 5 episodes air in 1984.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The store in London which is supposed to be "Harte's" is actually the real Harrods London. Harrods allowed the producers to film the actual store with a "Harte's" sign in place of the Harrods…
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    The store in London which is supposed to be "Harte's" is actually the real Harrods London. Harrods allowed the producers to film the actual store with a "Harte's" sign in place of the Harrods sign, both in green with gold lettering, and even in the same style of lettering. Interestingly, Harrods does not include an apostrophe on its famous sign, but the sign for "Harte's" does have an apostrophe. Harrods also gave permission for scenes to be filmed in the interior of the famous London store.
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  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The transatlantic liner Queen Elizabeth on which Paul McGill says he is booked to go to the USA in 1939 was not…
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    Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The transatlantic liner Queen Elizabeth on which Paul McGill says he is booked to go to the USA in 1939 was not completed until 1940 and did not enter commercial service until after WW2, about 1946. He may have meant the Queen Mary.
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  • As of 2010, 25 years after it was first screened, this is still the highest ever rated programme on Channel 4 in the UK - peaking at 13.84 million viewers on the third night - 4th January 1985.
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