One Summer (1983– )

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Two teenagers, Icky and Billy, grow tired of their life in Liverpool and decide to run away to North Wales. But it's not long before their past catches up with them.

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 Billy Rizley (5 episodes, 1983)
Spencer Leigh ...
 Icky Higson (5 episodes, 1983)
James Hazeldine ...
 Kidder (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Rabbit (3 episodes, 1983)
Matthew Grey ...
 Terry (3 episodes, 1983)
John Shackley ...
 Kid 1 (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael Lannigan ...
 Collins (3 episodes, 1983)
Jane West ...
 Jo (2 episodes, 1983)
John Cording ...
 George (2 episodes, 1983)
Susie Johns ...
 Irene (2 episodes, 1983)
Peter Doran ...
 Tyson (2 episodes, 1983)
Ken Sharrock ...
 Liverpool Cop (2 episodes, 1983)
Sion Tudor Owen ...
 Griffiths (2 episodes, 1983)
Tommy Ryan ...
 Frampton (2 episodes, 1983)
Michael Hughes ...
 Dickson (2 episodes, 1983)
Jon Paul Morgan ...
 Swanjack Leader (2 episodes, 1983)
Phil Kernot ...
 Guard 1 / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Jackson (2 episodes, 1983)
Paul Codman ...
 Swanjack Knifer (2 episodes, 1983)
Paul Murray ...
 Simmonds (2 episodes, 1983)
Peter Wild ...
 Bryant (2 episodes, 1983)
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Two teenagers, Icky and Billy, grow tired of their life in Liverpool and decide to run away to North Wales. But it's not long before their past catches up with them.

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Screenwriter Willy Russell had a major disagreement with the producers, mainly because he objected to the casting of David Morrissey and Spencer Leigh whom he thought looked too mature for the roles of 16 year olds Billy and Icky, and so he insisted that his name be removed from the credits. However, when the series was repeated in 1985, Russell's name was restored in the credits. See more »

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Coming of age
8 October 2005 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

One Summer was one of the best TV drama's I had the pleasure of watching. As a Young 1980's teenager lad myself, I felt empathy for the characters. Going to school, summer camp, peer problems, teenage angst. I had it, they had it. Their problems were mine. (albeit without their violent moments and the illiteracy). I saw the series twice in full. Once in 1983 when it first aired, then again the following year. Alas, I never saw it again, and since reaching adulthood, I have been trying to find it. Partly I think to relive my youth, but also to recapture the emotional feelings it left me with. The humour, sadness and the graphic images live with me to this day. Tattooed into my memory bank, never to be erased. Dramas of this calibre do not come along too often. Some come and go without a second thought. Not this one. This was wonderful in its writing and acting. Why it has never been shown again (to my knowledge), remains a mystery. This would be a repeat I'd watch again and again.


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