Set amidst the politically turbulent times surrounding World War II, Strangers and Brothers is a BBC drama that chronicles the impassioned life of young Englishman, Lewis Eliot. In a world where truth and justice test the moral fibre of even the most solid of men, Eliot is the ambitious lawyer fighting the temptations that could ruin his career, friendships and marriage. His decisions lead his career on a tempestuous journey of success, tragedy, and rekindled love. Throughout it all, Eliot realizes his true 'brothers' masquerade as 'strangers'.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 1984-01-11

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Harry “Buster” Merryfield (27 November 1920 – 23 June 1999) was an English actor best known for starring as Uncle Albert in the BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses.

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Born in Battersea, south London, England, Merryfield was from a working-class background. His father, also called Harry Merryfield, was a packer, and his mother Lily (née Stone), was a part-time waitress. His sister Irene died when she was eight years old. He was given the name “Buster” by his grandfather, as he weighed nine pounds at birth, and it stuck throughout his entire life, not least because he refused to divulge his real name to anyone during his lifetime and it only became open knowledge after his death. He always prided himself on his fitness, following a strict fitness regime of daily press-ups and swimming sessions. In contrast to Albert's pipe-smoking and rum drinking character, Merryfield was a teetotal non-smoker his entire life. His efforts to stay fit could be traced back to his time as a child boxing star in the 1930s. He was British schoolboy champion in 1936 and Southern Command army champion in 1945. Merryfield was also a keen amateur football player and Millwall fan, regularly attending games at The Den.

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