Holding the Fort is a sitcom that aired on ITV for 3 seasons from 1982-1982. The world is about to turn on its head for the Milburns when Russell is made redundant. While he stays at home and looks after baby Emma, his wife, Penny goes back to her old job as an Army Captain.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1980-09-05

Holding the Fort - Mark Farmer (actor) - Netflix

Mark Farmer (22 May 1962 – 26 April 2016) was an English actor and musician. He was probably best remembered for his childhood role of Gary Hargreaves in the first three series of the popular children's television programme Grange Hill, in which he starred from 1979-1981. Farmer had a range of earlier childhood roles, and also went on to appear as a teenager and young adult in various programmes, notably the lead role in the 1983 BBC drama Johnny Jarvis and the role of Justin James from 1984-89 in the comedy-drama series Minder. From 1985-87, Farmer starred in Relative Strangers, a Channel 4 sitcom. The sitcom was a spin-off from an ITV comedy, Holding the Fort (1980–82). He also appeared in the 1987 television drama film, Mister Corbett's Ghost starring Paul Scofield and John Huston. After Farmer's career in film and television, he formed a band with school classmate Billy Hardwicke, called Littlehouse. He played acoustic guitar, Hardwicke played electric and both sang. Fellow friends Patrick Watson and Steve Claridge played bass and drums respectively. They recorded an EP with the title track called “Close My Eyes”. Hardwicke would later use the track on his solo album, The Goodbye Look. Littlehouse gigged the London circuit between 1998 and 2000 after which the band split up. Farmer also played bass guitar with Bad Manners, a ska band.

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Farmer died on 26 April 2016, aged 53, after a brief battle with cancer.

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