Boys Costumes Depicted in Television Shows: Alphabetical "J" Listings

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HBC will list TV series alphabetically here to make them easier to find. TV shows, except for American TV shows, are generally not well know in countries other than in the countries in which they were made. They are also much more current than movies. Almost all TV shows date from the 1950s at the earliest. Costume dramas have the same problems as in the movies, but a great deal of useful information is avialible from TV shows set in contemporary periods. As non-American TV shows are not as widely distributed as movies, often little information is available on these shows outside each country. Movies are often widely distributed in foreign countries. TV shows, with the exceptiion of American programs, are generally not. As an American, we have, for example, never seen German, French, and Italian TV shows. Thus the TV pages provide a much-needed source of information on foreign programing.

Jack Bennie Show - (US)

Occasionally a few interesting episodes. On a visit to England, a rather large Cub scout in shorts was in Jack's tour group. In a flash back episode a boy plays little Jackie Bennie. He was dressed in wide white collar and knickers. I recognized the boy as an adult actor, but don't know his name.

James at 15 - (US)

Teenage experiences show. Lance Kirwin plays James, but the series was short lived.

Jamie - (US,1953-54)

Brandon De Wilde.

Jane Eyre - (UK)

Well made British series based on the famous novel. The conditions at the school are well depicted, including a sinister teacher who beats one poor girl viciously on the hand and makes her wear a shaming sign. Jane herself is made to stand on a stool and the other students forced to shun her until the charges by a wicked vicar on the governing board are disproved. I didn't get to see the subsequent sequences, but it will be interesting to see how the children she is to be the governess for are costumed.

(The) Jeff Foxworthy Show - (US,1996- )

Funny family sitcom built around the humor ("You know a red neck when ...") of Foxworthy. He has two sons, I'm guessing about 8 and 10. The older boy (??????) is the boy from ?????. The younger boy (??????) wears glasses and a spiky hairdo.

Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill - (UK)

Story of Churchill's American mother. Winnie is pictured furtively, first as an infant and later as a spunky red-haired kid. I didn't see it all. He was pictured once in a nightgown will a frilly collar after he got into a fight at school. Jennie complained that they beat him to much at his old school and now she is afraid that he is not beaten enough. Later he is pictured in a rather boring knicker suit and he is sent off to play with his brothers, visible in their sailor suits in the background.

Joe's Life (US,1993- )

An unemployed dad takes over the home duties. The children include two boys (8? and 13?) and a teenage girl.

Johnny Jones - (UK)

Lovely series about a delightful little Welsh boy during World War II. Several episodes are set in his Welsh home, a small rural village. Others are at a horrid English prep school where he is teased. The boys at the school wear shorts, caps, and a blue blazer.

Just the Ten of Us - (US,1988)

Another domestic sitcom. The father is a coach of a prep school--the U.S. type with secondary age boys. The younger ones look smart as they wear white shirts and ties at school. He has 7 kids, incredibly 6 boy-crazy girls. The 12-year old boy is into monsters. He is a typical TV brat. Unfortunately he grew up rather quickly. Not a very well done show, rather smaltzy in fact. In one 1990 episode he is in on a scouting campout. He wears longs, but some of the other boys are wearing shorts and knee socks. Only the beginning though, focuses on the Scouts.

Just William (UK)

TV series based on a the books describing the trials and tribulations of a British boy during the 1920-30s. I have not seen the TV show, but the books are quite charming. I think there has been various productions.

Just William (UK,1994)

TV series based on a the books describing the trials and tribulations of a British boy during the 1920-30s. I have not seen the TV show, but the books are quite charming.

Just William (England)

One of the most beloved character to have graced the English television screen has to be William Brown, better known as "Our William". The William saga first appeared as a series of children's books which were also enjoyed by adults. Movies an a radio series followed an finally a number of television series. A critical part of the William story is his classic school boy outfit, incluing a peake hat with a circular esign and falling down kneesocks.

Christopher Wagner

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