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.
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.
Teenage experiences show. Lance Kirwin plays James,
but the series was short lived.
Brandon De Wilde.
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.
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
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.
An unemployed dad takes over the home duties.
The children include two boys (8? and 13?) and a teenage girl.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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