The Brothers Season 4
S04 E01Sep 1, 1974
Emergency Sep 1, 1974 Edward and Jennifer return from holiday, anxious to acquaint Mary with their marriage plans but find her collapsed with another heart-attack. The Hammonds prove their ability to rally round in a crisis. A good time for Riley’s wife, Gwen, to lend her assistance.
S04 E02Sep 8, 1974
Secret Meetings Sep 8, 1974 As the debate about going public begins, manoeuvres are made for control of the board. In readiness Brian meets merchant banker Martin Farrell, while Edward sounds out Riley.
S04 E03Sep 15, 1974
Investigations Sep 15, 1974 The first steps are made for the Hammonds to go public. Farrell prepares the investigations, and in the process notices the company’s organisational weaknesses.
S04 E04Sep 22, 1974
Happy Anniversary Sep 22, 1974 Riley and Farrell join the Hammonds’ Board. At once Brian and Riley come into conflict. But Brian’s behaviour is really a reaction of his worsening relationship with Ann.
S04 E05Sep 29, 1974
Partings Sep 29, 1974 Edward and Brian attend a lunch in the city with Paul Merroney, a merchant banker, to launch Hammonds as a public company. Edward begins to act the role but Brian looks far from the part.
S04 E06Oct 6, 1974
Loneliness Oct 6, 1974 Brian and Ann apart face the problems of loneliness; by contrast Martin Farrell and Jennifer enjoy dinner together. Meanwhile the Hammonds are invited to a shoot – on business.
S04 E07Oct 13, 1974
Hit And Miss Oct 13, 1974 The procedure for making Hammonds a public company get underway, and the directors attend a shooting party to meet Sir Neville Henniswode – the chairman of their merchant bank.
S04 E08Oct 20, 1974
Public Concern Oct 20, 1974 A local petition protesting about Hammonds lorries coincides with the firms moves to go public. But it is not only the residents the Board has to face.
S04 E09Oct 27, 1974
The Race Oct 27, 1974 David, with the company’s sponsorship, has his first experience of driving in a race. In an atmosphere of tension and excitement, Jill watches his performance.
S04 E10Nov 3, 1974
Saturday Nov 3, 1974 The men want a share of the fat profit they think Hammonds will make when they go public – if not, they may strike at a vital moment. Brian is involved in a serious car accident.
S04 E11Nov 10, 1974
The Guilt Behind the Gingerbread Nov 10, 1974 The unrest at the depot continues – is Bill Riley behind it, trying to jeopardise the share issue ?
S04 E12Nov 17, 1974
A Bad Mistake Nov 17, 1974 Edward meets prospective business-world share holders, but his frankness causes a set back.
S04 E13Nov 24, 1974
The Fall Guy Nov 24, 1974 The company goes public – in an atmosphere of tension the share issue is placed on the market.
S04 E14Dec 8, 1974
The Crucial Vote Dec 8, 1974 Edward fights for survival as Chairman and Managing Director of Hammond Transport Services Limited – and everyone’s loyalty is tested to the full.