British TV & Films 1983 Not Yet Released On DVD Region 2

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1. A Married Man (1983– )

240 min | Drama

A British lawyer, disillusioned with his marriage and career. After starting an affair with a beautiful woman with political connections, a murder leads him to the greatest challenge of his life.

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ciaran Madden, Sophie Ashton, Yvonne Coulette

Votes: 71

3. ABC Mantrap (1983)

55 min

A longform video that showcases the British pop group ABC, using songs from their album "The Lexicon of Love" to tell a spy-caper story of how the unsuspecting lead singer, Martin Fry, is ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Martin Fry, David Palmer, Stephen Singleton, Mark White

Votes: 43

5. Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra (1983)

170 min | Drama, War

This movie is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.

Director: Mohamed Shukri Jameel | Stars: Oliver Reed, Ghazi Al-Takritee, James Bolam, Yousef al-Any

Votes: 378

6. Ascendancy (1983)

92 min | Drama

Connie is a member of the British landowning "Ascendancy" in Ireland after WWI. Through a chance friendship with a British soldier, she learns how sheltered she has been, and chooses to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Julie Covington, Ian Charleson, John Phillips, Susan Engel

Votes: 45

7. Behind the Bike Sheds (1983–1985)

25 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy

The musical slapstick adventures of the pupils of Fulley Comprehensive school.

Stars: Paul Charles, Jenny Jay, Adam Sunderland, Andrew Jones

Votes: 11

8. Betrayal (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

An affair between a literary agent and his best friend's wife. The story unfolds in reverse-chronological order.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Avril Elgar

Votes: 1,405

9. Better Late Than Never (1983)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: David Niven, Art Carney, Maggie Smith, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 103 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Beyond the Limit (1983)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

During Dirty War, half-English doctor in Argentina befriends the police, the rebels and the alcoholic Honorary British Consul, whose Latino wife he seduces. When the consul is mistakenly kidnapped by the rebels, he must pick a side.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 1,139 | Gross: $6.00M

12. Breakout (I) (1984)

61 min | Adventure, Family

Two brothers take to Stockers Wood of a Saturday afternoon, to build a den and do some birdwatching. Their day takes a surprising turn when a car is dumped in the woods. Curious, David ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Godwin | Stars: David Jackson, Ian Bartholomew, John Bowler, Simon Nash

Votes: 19

14. Daniel (1983)

R | 130 min | Drama

Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,060 | Gross: $0.28M

15. Enigma (1982)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

A C.I.A. Agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 1,115

16. Every Picture Tells a Story (1983)

82 min | Drama

A film about the early life of the acclaimed British artist William Scott the father of the director of the film James Scott.

Director: James Scott | Stars: Phyllis Logan, Alex Norton, Leonard O'Malley, John Docherty

Votes: 15

18. Fords on Water (1983)

83 min | Comedy

Influential, cult classic, UK buddy road movie about two friends, one white and one black, who bond over their desire to escape from boredom and unemployment in Thatcher's Britain.

Director: Barry Bliss | Stars: Elvis Payne, Mark Wingett, Kathryn Apanowicz, Jason Rose

Votes: 16

19. Funny Money (1983)

97 min | Crime, Drama

In Las Vegas young Barty Nicholls inadvertently steals a fortune from the Mob and is slashed to death by a limping hood. Later his girlfriend Cass arrives in London with a stack of stolen ... See full summary »

Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Gregg Henry, Elizabeth Daily, Gareth Hunt, Derren Nesbitt

Votes: 33

20. G.B.H. (1983)

73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A bouncer is called in to help fight off a mob boss who is trying to take over local night clubs.

Director: David Kent-Watson | Stars: Cliff Twemlow, Jane Cunliffe, Anthony Schaeffer, Brett Sinclair

Votes: 65

21. Ghost Dance (1983)

100 min | Drama

Through the experiences of two women in Paris and London, Ghost Dance offers a stunning analysis of the complexity of our conceptions of ghosts memory and the past.

Director: Ken McMullen | Stars: Pascale Ogier, Leonie Mellinger, Robbie Coltrane, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 101

23. Great Little Railways (1983– )


A series presenting various narrow gauge railway adventures from around the world.

Stars: Brian Blessed, Colin Garratt, Ray Gosling, Simon Hoggart

26. It'll All Be Over in Half an Hour (1983– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

Series of cabaret-style entertainments on the arguments surrounding nuclear weapons.

Stars: Jonathan Dimbleby, James Grout, David Hayman, Sue Jones-Davies

27. Jack of Diamonds (1983– )

30 min | Comedy

Private detective Bernie Weinstock and his partner Norman Lugg search for a hoard of diamonds from the Second World War.

Stars: Dick Emery, Tony Selby, Christopher Bramwell, Glynn Edwards

Votes: 11

28. Johnny Jarvis (1983– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

In Hackney in 1977, Johnny Jarvis and Alan Lipton become unlikely friends in their final year at school: Jarvis is the class clown, a popular lad with a talent for welding, while Lipton is ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Farmer, Ian Sears, Alrick Riley, Jamie Foreman

Votes: 55

30. Lady Is a Tramp (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

It's about 2 friends/sisters that were tramps and lived I a broken down car....

Stars: Patricia Hayes, Pat Coombs, Ron Pember, Peter Cleall

Votes: 8

31. Luna (1983–1984)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family

In 2040, the dimini female (teenage girl) 72 Batch 19Y and her misfit family in the Efficiecity, a completely enclosed bureaucratic city sealed off from the polluted and abandoned outside world.

Stars: Aaron Brown, Frank Duncan, Colin Bennett, Roy Macready

Votes: 17

33. Nelly's Version (1983 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

She remembers nothing before standing at a hotel reception and signing the first, and only, name that comes into her head - Nelly Dean. Then in her room, our mystery woman opens her ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Hatton | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Anthony Bate, Barbara Jefford, Nicholas Ball

Votes: 12

34. No Excuses (1983– )


No Excuses was about Shelley Maze, a female rock star. The series showed her trying to come to terms with her failing career and her relationships with the people she'd worked with.

Stars: Charlotte Cornwell, Donald Sumpter, Alex Norton, Bob Critchley

37. Nutcracker (1982)

R | 101 min | Drama, Music

A Russian ballet dancer defects from the U.S.S.R., emigrates to England, and joins a ballet company run by a powerful, wealthy lady (Dame Joan Collins).

Director: Anwar Kawadri | Stars: Joan Collins, Carol White, Paul Nicholas, Finola Hughes

Votes: 87

40. Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1983–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Private detective Philip Marlowe solves many crimes in Los Angeles during the 1930s.

Stars: Powers Boothe, Billy Kearns, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Ken Pogue

Votes: 334

41. Pinkerton's Progress (1983– )

30 min | Comedy

The adventures of an unscrupulous teacher at a very peculiar school.

Stars: Geoffrey Whitehead, Eleanor Bron, Michael Elwyn, Clive Merrison

43. Professor Potter's Magic Potions (1983)


An absent-minded professor develops different types of potions--such as potions that restore youth, formulas that give super strength and one particular drinks that makes anyone who takes ... See full summary »

Director: Peter K. Smith

45. Runners (1983)

107 min | Drama

When his young daughter disappears, her father refuses to accept that she is dead and sets out on a journey to find her.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Kate Hardie, James Fox, Jane Asher, Eileen O'Brien

Votes: 80

46. Sahara (1983)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson, Horst Buchholz, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,307 | Gross: $1.40M

47. Saturday Royal (1983– )