Following the death of his parents Billy discovers that he was adopted so begins searching for both his real family and the truth.
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2   1  
1982   1981  
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Series cast summary:
Benedict Taylor ...  Billy Stanyon 20 episodes, 1981-1982
Paul Rogers ...  Vincent Whitaker 19 episodes, 1981-1982
Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence ...  Miss Price 12 episodes, 1981-1982

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Following the death of his parents Billy discovers that he was adopted so begins searching for both his real family and the truth.

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Drama | Family

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Rating does not match the emotional heartstrings
1 March 2018 | by ozwillbSee all my reviews

37 years ago on a Sunday afternoon this was required viewing.! Just finished watching it again after all these years, and well! Each week, great! Back to back, and in hindsight, this series has more holes than a Swiss cheese. Billy wants a damn good slap; Robert Addie, dressed as a purple crested spaceman, haggling with a drunk in a Newcastle Cafe (spam I think?). The drunk, considering it was 1981, was haggling pre decimalisation, was it tanner or tenner! I don't think these are spoilers, they just made me laugh! Throughout, I kept thinking that I'd missed an episode, I hadn't. The continuity of everything back to back was excruciating, laughable, and innocently beautiful. Mr Whittaker and Pricey were wonderful, and considering it was TyneTees, I didn't see anyone from Byker Grove or Spender in it! Bravo to TV from a more naive era, and although I've been a little bit critical, I had a great, yet brief period wallowing in a pool of sweet nostalgia. Well done!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Barreras See more »

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Tyne Tees Television See more »
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Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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