British TV & Films 1981 Not Yet Released On DVD Region 2

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1. 4D Special Agents (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Family

A group of kids, who are part of the police-sponsored scheme 4D Special Agents, tackle a gang of Cockney crooks.

Director: Harold Orton | Stars: Lisa East, Dexter Fletcher, Sarah Jerkins, Paul J. Medford

Votes: 26

2. A Kick Up the Eighties (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy

Sketch show that originally explored a theme each week (work, death, sex).

Stars: Ron Bain, Miriam Margolyes, Roger Sloman, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 50

4. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 380

5. Andrina (1981 TV Short)

35 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Mysterious young Andrina is the only friend of an old man. When she fails to visit him one day, he goes down to his seaside village to look for her but no one knows of such person there. Who is Andrina?

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Dave Anderson, Cyril Cusack, Wendy Morgan, Sandra Voe

Votes: 13

6. Black Jack (1981)

104 min | Action, Crime

Sir Thomas Bedford orchestrates the heist of a Spanish casino, with the aid of a singer performing there. The police are aware of their activities, and a hostage situation arises.

Director: Max H. Boulois | Stars: Peter Cushing, Claudine Auger, Hugo Stiglitz, Max H. Boulois

Votes: 33

7. Blood Money (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Thriller

Captain Percival, an operative of British Special Intelligence, works with Scotland Yard to solve the kidnapping of the young son of the Administrator General of the United Nations by a terrorist cell.

Stars: Bernard Hepton, Michael Denison, Juliet Hammond, Stephen Yardley

Votes: 25

9. Break in the Sun (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Family

Patsy runs away from home and joins a theatre troupe who are traveling by boat to Margate.

Stars: Nicola Cowper, Steve Hodson, Bob Mason, Brian Hall

Votes: 23

10. Burning an Illusion (1981)

101 min | Drama

A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better.

Director: Menelik Shabazz | Stars: Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero Evans, Beverley Martin, Angela Wynter

Votes: 87

11. Carbon Copy (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work, and in his social circles.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Dick Martin

Votes: 2,379 | Gross: $9.57M

12. Chanel Solitaire (1981)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The film tells the story of the early life and rise to fame and fortune of French fashion designer Coco Chanel, beginning with her upbringing in an orphanage and training as a milliner, but... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Marie-France Pisier, Timothy Dalton, Rutger Hauer, Brigitte Fossey

Votes: 230

13. Charlotte (1981)

96 min | Biography, Drama, War

In 1939, Charlotte Salomon leaves Berlin to seek refuge at her grandparents' villa in the south of France. A little later, war breaks out, and Charlotte must, besides forgetting all she ... See full summary »

Director: Frans Weisz | Stars: Birgit Doll, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Brigitte Horney, Max Croiset

Votes: 103

19. Diamonds (1981– )

60 min | Drama

Frank takes over Coleman and Sons, diamond merchants, when his father dies, and his ruthless business practices make enemies of his friends and family. His wife Margaret is tempted to leave... See full summary »

Stars: John Stride, Hildegard Neil, Simon Ward, Doris Hare

Votes: 9

23. From a Far Country (1981)

140 min | Biography, Drama

The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtyla was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Thirteen years later, Nazi Germany attacks ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Sam Neill, Christopher Cazenove, Lisa Harrow, John Welsh

Votes: 167

26. Going Ape! (1981)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Joe Kronsberg | Stars: Tony Danza, Jessica Walter, Stacey Nelkin, Danny DeVito

Votes: 699

27. Have I Got You... Where You Want Me (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

Dentist Tom and teacher Val have been contemplating marriage for ten years. Let the fun begin.

Stars: Ian Lavender, Kim Braden, John Alkin, Jeremy Sinden

29. Invaders from the Deep (1981)


When aquatic aliens plot to take over the planet, the world aquanaut security patrol are called in to battle the aliens.

Directors: David Elliott, John Kelly, David Lane, Desmond Saunders | Stars: Don Mason, Robert Easton, Ray Barrett, Lois Maxwell

Votes: 119

30. King of the Mountain (1981)

PG | 90 min | Drama

48 Metascore

A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Joseph Bottoms, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Cox

Votes: 313 | Gross: $1.79M

31. Looks and Smiles (1981)

104 min | Drama

Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Graham Green, Carolyn Nicholson, Tony Pitts, Roy Haywood

Votes: 348

32. Loophole (1981)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

Director: John Quested | Stars: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Colin Blakely

Votes: 576

33. Maggie (II) (1981–1982)


Drama series about a teenage girl growing up in Glasgow.

Stars: Kirsty Miller, Mary Riggans, Michael Sheard, Anne Berry

Votes: 7

34. Misfits (1981– )

30 min | Comedy

A sitcom about two young men on their way to Katmandu living with a divorcee.

Stars: Anne Stallybrass, Enn Reitel, Kevin Lloyd, Marcia Ashton

Votes: 6

35. Miss Morison's Ghosts (1981 TV Movie)

103 min | Fantasy, Thriller

Two British women claim to have been thrown into a time warp where they saw Marie Antoinette as they were strolling through the gardens at Versailles Palace in France. After they tell their... See full summary »

Director: John Bruce | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Hannah Gordon, Bosco Hogan, Niall Toibin

Votes: 110

37. Nightfall (1981)

85 min | Thriller

"Headshot" - Annie is a cashier in a Munich Cinema Center. Her everyday life is the complete opposite of the exciting screen adventures she sells at the box office, so she fantasizes about ... See full summary »

Director: Beate Klöckner | Stars: Barbara Rudnik, Per Holgher, Peter Kaempfe, Marion Hofmann

Votes: 32

45. Second Chance (1981– )

60 min | Drama

Middle aged couple, Chris and Kate Hurst, face up to divorce.

Stars: Susannah York, Ralph Bates, Kate Dorning, Mark Eadie

46. Seconds Out (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy

Pete Dodds is a boxer and a bit of a wide boy who messes about in the ring, but has potential. Tony Sprake becomes his manager and Dave Locket his trainer.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Lee Montague, Ken Jones, Leslie Ash

Votes: 16

47. Stay with Me Till Morning (1981– )

60 min