Coming Alive

Jim Eldridge's comedy drama series about likeable ex-con Terry 'Silver Tongue' King released into the community and trying to make good.

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Convict Terry is challenged to revive a rundown community centre.

Convict Terry is challenged to revive a rundown community centre. Karl Howman stars in Jim Eldridge's sitcom. From January 1999.

(01/06)

Convict Terry is challenged to revive a rundown community centre. Stars Karl Howman.

A freshly released convict is challenged to bring life into a rundown community centre.

Convict Terry is challenged to bring life into a rundown community centre.

Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Light-hearted story of the ex-con Jim Eldridge's six-part drama series.The story of how two people fall in love in spite of themselves.

An ex-con gets a chance to prove himself and find his feet again by reviving a run-down community centre with assistance from a social worker who has a warm heart and an unhappy past.

With Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Director: Marilyn Imrie

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To help out the community, Terry uses his conman skills to tackle the local crime baron.

To help out the community, Terry uses his conman skills to tackle the local crime baron. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.

(02/06)

To help out the community, Terry needs his conman skills to tackle the local crime baron.

To help out the community, Terry needs his conman skills to tackle the local crime baron. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.

A freshly released convict is challenged to bring life into a rundown community centre.

Terry's community fund-raising idea calls for his former conman skills - to tackle the local crime baron.

Stars Karl Howman.

There's a great fund-raising idea on the table, but Miss Gaines and the local 'Mr Big' both have firm ideas about it.

Fresh out of jail, likeable ex-con Terry devises a way of raising funds for the community project.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Terry and Steve Addison come up with a way to raise funds for the centre, by organising a raffle, much to Miss Gains' chagrin.

Terry King's skill as a con man is put to the test in a confrontation with Harry Howard, who controls crime and punishment in their neighbourhood.

With Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Director: Marilyn Imrie.

/ Jim Eldridge's story of two people who fall in love in spite of themselves.

Terry King's skills as a conman are put to the test as he has a head-to-head confrontation with Harry Howard, who controls crime and punishment in the neighbourhood.

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Getting closer to Sandra, ex-convict Terry sets out to help a young girl on the run. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.

Ex-convict Terry uses his charm to help a runaway girl to get back on the right track.

Episode x03 of 6

Episode 6 of 06

Episode 03 of 06

Getting closer to Sandra, ex-convict Terry sets out to help a young girl on the run.

Stars Karl Howman.

From February 1999.

Ex-convict Terry uses his affable charm to help a runaway girl to get back on the right track.

Starring Karl Howman.

With Karl Howman.

Ex con Terry uses his affable charm to help a runaway girl to get back on the right track.

Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Terry is the likeable ex-con, released from prison early to work on a community project.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Jim Eldridge's story of two people who fall in love in spite of themselves.

3: `Runaway'.

As Sandra and Terry begin to fall unwittingly in love, Terry faces a crisis of conscience and learns a bitter lesson.

With Karl Howman, Phyllis Logan, Ben Crowe, Tilly Gaunt and Elizabeth Conboy.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

By Jim Eldridge.

There's a great fundraising idea on the table, but Miss Gaines and the local 'Mr Big' both have firm ideas about it.

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Ex-convict Terry is challenged to bring neighbourhood talent to the community centre. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.

Ex-convict Terry is challenged to bring neighbourhood talent to the community centre.

Starring Karl Howman.

Terry and Steve rise to the challenge of bringing neighbourhood talent to the community centre and help comes from unexpected quarters.

With Karl Howman, Phyllis Logan and Ben Crowe.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

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A troubled community centre visitor puts ex-convict Terry in danger.

A troubled community centre visitor puts ex-convict Terry in danger. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From February 1999.

A troubled community centre visitor puts ex-convict Terry in danger. Starring Karl Howman.

Starring Karl Howman.

Starring Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Terry plans a Barn Dance.

But a troubled visitor to the Centre puts him and Steve in danger.

With Karl Howman.

With Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Terry gets taken hostage at the community centre.

Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Terry loses confidence and Sandra knows that he needs her, as they both face danger and confront someone else's unhappiness.

With Karl Howman, Phyllis Logan and Ben Crowe.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

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Ex-convict Terry comes to a realisation after Sandra's troublesome ex-husband appears.

Ex-convict Terry comes to a realisation after Sandra's troublesome ex-husband appears. Stars Karl Howman. From March 1999.

Ex-convict Terry encounters Sandra's ex-husband, who makes trouble for everyone.

Terry has an encounter with Sandra's ex-husband, who makes trouble for everyone.

Terry has a run in with Sandra's ex, Don Gains.

Terry defends Sandra and places his future in jeopardy as he realises that she means more to him than anyone else.

With Karl Howman, Phyllis Logan and Ben Crowe.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

Stars Karl Howman.

From March 1999.

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Could Terry end up back in prison after his community centre success? Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Could Terry end up back in prison after his community centre success?

Ex-con Terry battles to stay out of jail and to breathe new life into the community centre

Ex-convict Terry battles to stay out of jail and keep breathing new life into the community centre.

Starring Karl Howman.

New series starring Karl Howman.

Episode 1 of 6.

Light-hearted story of Terry ""Silver Tongue"" King, the ex-con released into the community.

Terry King continues his battle to breathe new life into the Grove Hill Farm community centre.

But will he face a return to jail after an assault charge? And will his tentative romance with social worker Sandra blossom? With Karl Howman, Phyllis Logan, Ben Crowe and David Holt.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

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Terry and Sandra come to blows when his ex winds up staying at the community centre. Stars Karl Howman. From August 2000.

Terry and Sandra come to blows when his ex winds up staying at the community centre.

Stars Karl Howman.

From August 2000.

Ex-con Terry battles to stay out of jail and to breathe new life into the community centre

Ex-convict Terry and Sandra come to blows when his ex winds up staying at the community centre.

Starring Karl Howman.

Sandra and Terry have a big fall out when his ex comes to town.

Enjoyable series starring Karl Howman.

Drama series about a likeable ex-con trying to make good.

Terry is walking on air after a night of romance with Sandra, but his past catches up with him when he receives a visit from an old flame.

With Phyllis Logan and Karl Howman.

Director: Marilyn Imrie.

/ Drama series about a likeable ex-con who is trying to make good.

Terry is walking on air after a night of romance with Sandra, but his past catches up with him when he has a visit from an old flame.

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With the council and Sandra both upset, Terry has his work cut out for him. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From August 2000.

With the council and Sandra both upset - Terry's got his work cut out.

With the council and Sandra both upset - Terry's got his work cut out. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Ex-convict Terry's got his work cut out - with the council and Sandra both upset.

Starring Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Terry, an ex-con working in the community, has offended his boss and love interest Sandra.

Can they patch things up?

Down at Grove Hill Farm community centre, the basketball team is flourishing, but Terry has a brush with some rather heavy old-time religion and Steve faces a family crisis.

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Ex-convict Terry comes a cropper when he tries to stop a mob of vigilantes. Starring Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Ex-convict Terry comes a cropper when he tries to stop a mob of vigilantes.

Starring Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Terry gets punched when he tries to stop a mob of vigilantes.

Comedy written by Jim Eldridge.

Jim Eldridge's drama series about a likeable ex-con trying to make good.

4: `Where the Action Is'.

Terry faces violence on the streets of the estate, and there is a clash between youth and age at the community centre.

But things between him and Sandra look very promising indeed.

With Phyllis Logan and Karl Howman.

Director: Marilyn Imrie.

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Smugglers with big ideas plague Terry, and Sandra is faced with an unwanted admirer. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From August 2000.

Smugglers with big ideas plague Terry, and Sandra is faced with an unwanted admirer.

Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

From August 2000.

An old acquaintance visits ex-con Terry, and Sarah's faced with an unwanted admirer.

Starring Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Old acquaintance Marlene pays Terry a visit with an offer he cannot refuse.

Sandra, meanwhile, has an unwanted admirer.

Terry gets a visit from a local gangster firm.

Terry finds himself in trouble with some small-time criminals with big ideas, and Sandra has to deal with a stalker.

Facing these dark days brings them closer together.

With Phyllis Logan and Karl Howman.

Director: Marilyn Imrie.

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Terry and Sandra face the threat of the community centre being closed. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From August 2000.

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Terry and Sandra battle together to win local council support to keep the community centre alive.

Sandra's daughter Gail captures everyone's heart with a show-stopping performance.

With Phyllis Logan and Karl Howman.

Director: Marilyn Imrie.

Terry and Sandra are distressed when the council threatens to close the community centre.

Terry and Sandra are distressed when the council threatens to shut down the local community centre.

Stars Karl Howman.

Terry and Sandra face the threat of the community centre being closed.

Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

From August 2000.

Terry and Sandra face the threat of the community centre being closed. Stars Karl Howman.

Terry and Sandra face the threat of the community centre being closed. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From August 2000.

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Sandra's mother starts meddling over Terry, and there is a surprising sporting challenge. Stars Karl Howman. From October 2001.

Sandra's mother starts meddling over Terry, and there's a surprising sporting challenge. Stars Karl Howman. From October 2001.

Sandra's mother starts meddling over Terry, and there's a surprising sporting challenge.

Stars Karl Howman.

From October 2001.

Sandra's mother meddles in her relationship with ex-con Terry.

Sandra's mother meddles in her relationship with ex-con Terry and there's a surprising sporting challenge.

Sandra's mother is hindering her relationship with Terry, while intersports rivalry leads to an unusual sporting challenge.

There is a tough match between the boys' basketball squad and the ladies' netball team, and Sandra has her mother to stay.

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Terry has reached a crossroads. Will he get to stay with Sandra or will he have to let go?

Ex-con Terry has reached a crossroads. Will he get to stay with Sandra or will he have to let go? Stars Karl Howman.

Terry has reached a crossroads.

Will he get to stay with Sandra or will he have to let go?

Ex-con Terry has reached a crossroads.

Will he get to stay with Sandra or will he have to let go? Stars Karl Howman.

Terry has reached a crossroads, will he get to keep the girl?

The Senior Citizens Club wants to book local star Matt Clayton, a 1950s singing comedian, but first they have to find him.

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Ex-con Terry has reached a crossroads. Will he get to stay with Sandra or will he have to let go? Stars Karl Howman.

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Terry agrees to babysit for Sandra, but reckons without her mother. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From October 2001.

Terry agrees to babysit for Sandra, but reckons without her mother. Stars Karl Howman.

Terry agrees to babysit for Sandra, but reckons without her mother.

Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

From October 2001.

Stars Karl Howman.

Terry agrees to babysit for Sandra, but he thinks it will be without her mother.

Ex-con Terry agrees to babysit for Sandra, but he thinks it will be without her mother.

Terry agrees to babysit for Sandra - but he reckons without Sandra's mother.

Sandra is shocked to find gambling is rife on Grove Hill Farm estate.

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Ex-con Terry is asked to be a school fancy dress judge, but can he make up with Sandra? Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From November 2001.

Ex-con Terry is asked to be a school fancy dress judge, but can he make up with Sandra?

Terry does a favour for a local headmistress and gets caught in a clinch.

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Sandra is about to move up in the world, while ex-con Terry is putting on a play. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From November 2000.

Sandra is about to move up in the world, while ex-con Terry is putting on a play.

Sandra is about to move up in the world, and ex-con Terry is putting on a play.

Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

Sandra is about to move up in the world - and Terry is putting on a play.

Sandra is tempted by the prospect of promotion.

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As Terry comes to the end of his sentence, will he and Sandra finally get together? Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan.

As Terry comes to the end of his sentence, will he and Sandra finally get together?