British TV & Films 1980 Not Yet Released On DVD Region 2

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1. ...And the Band Played On (1980)

95 min | Drama

The equilibrium of a small English village is upset by the arrival of a pop star and his wife. When he takes over the conductorship of the local brass band after the previous conductor ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Trevor Howard, Jack Douglas

Votes: 142

4. Airport Chaplain (1980– )


Rev. Bill Duncan and Father Jack Sampson are both short-listed for job as Airport Chaplain at Glenning Airport, when they meet it changes both their lives.

Stars: Ronald Forfar, Paul Young, Russell Hunter, Michael Aldridge

5. All About a Prima Ballerina (1980)

An actor and his protege lock themselves away from the world while he rehearses for a part in an upcoming feature.

Director: Vladek Sheybal | Stars: Keith Alexander, Gabrielle Drake, Vladek Sheybal

7. Barriers (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Family

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

Stars: Benedict Taylor, Paul Rogers, Patricia Lawrence, Christoph Lindert

Votes: 61

8. Border Cop (1980)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

US Border Patrol agent Frank Cooper is keeping a fine balance between doing his duty and empathizing with illegal Mexican border jumpers in 1970s California.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Telly Savalas, Danny De La Paz, Eddie Albert, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 287

9. Breakaway (1980– )

30 min | Mystery, Thriller

Much as detective inspector Sam Harvey would like to retire to devote himself full-time to his hobby of writing children's books, he has to solve a couple of intricate and baffling murder cases first.

Stars: Martin Jarvis, Judy Geeson, Glyn Houston, Angela Browne

Votes: 14

10. Brendon Chase (1980–1981)

30 min | Adventure, Family

TV adaptation of the classic children's novel by 'BB' - three young brothers run away from their aunt and live in the forest of Brendon Chase.

Stars: Paul Erangey, Craig McFarlane, Howard Taylor, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 113

11. Brothers and Sisters (1980)

96 min | Drama

Following a part-time prostitute's murder, two members of a communal household become suspects.

Director: Richard Woolley | Stars: Carolyn Pickles, Sam Dale, Robert East, Elizabeth Bennett

Votes: 22

12. Buccaneer (1980– )

50 min | Adventure, Drama

A businessman named Tony Blair operates an airfreight company.

Stars: Bryan Marshall, Clifford Rose, Pamela Salem, Carolyn Courage

Votes: 7

15. Danger on Dartmoor (1980)

56 min | Drama

A group of children, lost in fog on Dartmoor, encounter a wild dog, an escaped convict, and other dangers.

Director: David Eady | Stars: Marcus Evans, Simon Henderson, Debby Salter, Barry Foster

Votes: 41

16. Diversion (I) (1980)

50 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Gary is a happily married man, devoted to his wife, their kid and the family dog. A weekend without the presence of his wife presents to him a chance of getting involved in a casual ... See full summary »

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Stephen Moore, Cherie Lunghi, Morag Hood, Ned Vukovic

Votes: 38

18. Escape (I) (1980– )

60 min | Drama

Anthology series of dramatised accounts of famous real-life escapes from the law.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Gavin Campbell, John Lee, Jay Neill

21. Faust (1980)

80 min | Fantasy

Rumbelow has taken an amalgamation of Marlowe, Goethe and Byron and produced an impression of the Faust tale. The film is based on the long running stage production that Triple Action Theatre toured around the world for 14 years.

Director: Steven Rumbelow | Stars: Brian Abbott, Monica Buford

Votes: 10

22. Fern, the Red Deer (1977)

58 min | Family

The story of a baby fawn, adopted by two children, and later returned to the herd.

Director: Jan Darnley-Smith | Stars: Candida Prior, Craig McFarlane, Mark Eden, Diana Eden

Votes: 9

24. God's Wonderful Railway (1980– )

30 min | Drama, History

Three generations of the Grant family live and work on the Severn Valley branch of the Great Western Railway, from the Victorian era to the Second World War.

Stars: John Barrett, Dale Bayford, June Brown, Shirley Cain

Votes: 10

26. Great Railway Journeys of the World (1980– )


A series presenting various railway adventures from around the world.

Stars: Ludovic Kennedy, Michael Frayn, Miles Kington, Michael Palin

Votes: 53

27. Grundy (1980– )

30 min | Comedy

Comedy series starring Harry H Corbett (in his final series), as Grundy, a recently divorced puritanical newsagent who hates the notion of a 'permissive society' and rallies against it. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Lynda Baron, Julie Dawn Cole, David Janson

Votes: 6

28. Hannah (1980– )

35 min | Drama, Romance

Hannah, a middle aged housekeeper, arrives in Radstowe to make a fresh start. She finds employment, friendship and romance but two men who know her "sordid" past threaten her newly found happiness. Period drama.

Stars: Helen Ryan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Kathleen Helme, Judi Maynard

Votes: 13

29. High Rise Donkey (1980)

56 min | Family

The efforts of three children, who live in high rise flats, to save a donkey from two small-time crooks who want to sell it as horsemeat, by providing a temporary stable for the donkey in the block of high-rise flats.

Director: Michael Forlong | Stars: Leigh Gotch, Wendy Cook, Linda Frith, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 5

31. In the Shadow of the Sun (1981)

51 min | Fantasy

A collection of Super 8 films shot by Derek Jarman between 1972 and 1975, edited to the music of Throbbing Gristle.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Karl Bowen, Graham Dowie, Christopher Hobbs, Gerald Incandela

Votes: 223

33. Journeys from Berlin/1971 (1980)

125 min | Drama

An epic meditation on psychoanalysis, the Baader-Meinhof, feminism, and pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Yvonne Rainer | Stars: Annette Michelson, Vito Acconci, Cynthia Beatt, Ilona Halberstadt

Votes: 29

36. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental Lord, who oversees the trust.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

Votes: 3,852

39. Maggie's Moor (1980)


Drama series about the adventures of a young girl living on Dartmoor during the Second World War.

Stars: June Barrie, Norman Bowler, Anthony Coaker, Tamar le Bailly

41. Mary Millington's True Blue Confessions (1980)

43 min | Short, Drama

A tawdry tribute to Britain's number one sex symbol of the 1970's - Mary Millington. The film (made only a year after her tragic suicide) is a mixture of archive footage, interviews and new sex scenes.

Directors: Nick Galtress, John M. East | Stars: Mary Millington, John M. East, Faith Daykin, Mike Gallagher

Votes: 49

42. Never Never Land (1980)

G | 85 min | Drama, Family

A young girl lives with her awful cousins and reads Peter Pan to escape from her misery. One day she escapes with her youngest cousin. She runs into a group of street children or "lost boys", joins them and treats them like a mother.

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Harry Andrews, Mark Burdis, John Castle, Paul Charles

Votes: 40