The Waltons (2)

A family, consisting of John and Olivia Walton, their seven children, and John's parents, Zebulon "Zeb" Tyler and Esther Walton, struggles to make a decent life during the Great Depression and World War II. The family's story is seen through the eyes of John Boy, the eldest son and an aspiring journalist and novelist. John Walton and his father operate a lumber mill, with the Walton sons helping out in the business as they grow older. Starring Ralph Waite, Michael Learned and Richard Thomas, it was shown on Channel 4 in the UK and 221 episodes and 6 movies were produced in total.