RESL 174 Howards' way

Search the site here -

Picture of singles Howards' way (The Simon May Orchestra)

Please find the details I have recorded for this release, use the tabs to see all the details.

Release details

Below listed is some general details I have for this release, including if it is in my collection. Also, use the tabs above to view further information I have recorded for this release.
Catalogue numberRESL 174
Sleeve picturePicture of RESL 174 Howards' way by artist The Simon May Orchestra from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleHowards' way
ArtistThe Simon May Orchestra
Cover conditionVery Good Plus
Record conditionGood
BBC records label codeF
BBC Records label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Records
BBC%20Records label
Distributed / printed byPRT RECORDS (Sales) LTD
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas View all other tracks listed as Dramas.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRESL - 174 - A1 MT DAMONT AP
RESL - 174 - B1 MT XD
Lacquer cut at and byDamont. Information provided by Discogs website.
My rating4
Guest ratingCurrent average value is 4 based on 1 guest vote(s).

To vote, please select one of these buttons:
Number have1
What type of seller was used?Physical shop
Where can I buy this release?You may be able to purchase this release from the following websites (others are available!)
Image of AmazonImage of DiscogsImage of eBayImage of EILImage of MusicStackImage of Recordsale

Release pictures

Below is all the cover (front, back, middle and inserts if applicable) and label pictures I have for this release.
Front cover
Front cover of RESL 174
Back cover
Back cover of RESL 174
Label Label


Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Howards' way [Simon May / Leslie Osborne / The Simon May Orchestra]3.16
B1Variation on the theme of Howards' way [Simon May / Leslie Osborne / The Simon May Orchestra]3.15
Total length of media 6:31.


Below is my review for this release and the ratings.
This drama went on for a few years, probably audiences watched to see the other side. I had seen it occasionally, but not often. The music is good and fits into the character of the show well.
My rating4
Guest ratingCurrent average value is 4 based on 1 guest vote(s).

To vote, please select one of these buttons:

Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts


Stew James (Acoustic guitar solo)
Dave Hewson (Synthesizer programming)

Conducted by

Ian Hughes

Engineered by

Gerry Kitchingham

Arranged by

Stew James
Brad James

Produced by

Simon May
Bruce Talbot

Set in the world of expensive yachts asnd the people who built them. Howards' way is the satory of a family splitting and going their own ways. Their ambitions, conflicts and emotional entanglements are played against the picturesque background of the Hmable river marinas.

From being an aircraft designer, Tom Howard moves into the field of high-tech ultra-light displacement craft - to design and build a world-beater, despite conflicts of vested interest and family opposition.

Produced and devised by Gerald Glaister it stars: Maurice Colbourne, Jan Harvey, Susan Gilmore and Dulcie Gray.

Other versions

I have the title track on these releases:
[12inches]12 RSL 190Always there (Howards' way)
[albums]BBC 3006-iAUS50 BBC TV themes (Australian import)
[albums]BBSR 508Telly hits
[cds]CD 33635-2World of sound - Favourite themes from BBC television and radio
[cds]PWKS 645The best of BBC TV's themes
[albums]REB 594Simon's way
[singles]RESL 190Always there (Howards' way)
[cds]SPHCD 700120 top TV and movie hits

Further information

BBC Radio Enterprises Ltd and BBC Enterprises Ltd, predecessors of BBC Worldwide / BBC Worldwide Ltd., the BBC's commercial arm. Formed 1968 and 1979 respectively, they were a subsidiary wholly owned by the BBC and merged into BBC Worldwide in 1995. In that time, there were companies set up within or structured brands as part of the company to deal with separate parts of the business, e.g. BBC Records for recorded audio. Sometimes written as BBC Enterprise Ltd.

The items shown here are from the "main" BBC Records and Tapes library covering a wide secletion of genres from themes, comedy dramas and others, depending on which format you have selected.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.


Here are some statistics about this page.
This page was last updated on 24-01-2022 at 14:12:03 UK local time.

This record has been seen 744 times since 20th May, 2017.

Other releases you might be interested in

Below are some other releases which are related to RESL 174 based on its genre.