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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Series cast summary:
David Morrissey ...  Billy Rizley 5 episodes, 1983
Spencer Leigh Spencer Leigh ...  Icky Higson 5 episodes, 1983
James Hazeldine ...  Kidder 4 episodes, 1983
Ian Hart ...  Rabbit 3 episodes, 1983
Matthew Grey Matthew Grey ...  Terry 3 episodes, 1983
John Shackley John Shackley ...  Kid 1 3 episodes, 1983
Michael Lannigan Michael Lannigan ...  Collins 3 episodes, 1983
Jane West Bakerink ...  Jo 2 episodes, 1983
John Cording ...  George 2 episodes, 1983
Susie Johns Susie Johns ...  Irene 2 episodes, 1983
Peter Doran Peter Doran ...  Tyson 2 episodes, 1983
Ken Sharrock Ken Sharrock ...  Liverpool Cop 2 episodes, 1983
Sion Tudor Owen ...  Griffiths 2 episodes, 1983
Tommy Ryan Tommy Ryan ...  Frampton 2 episodes, 1983
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ...  Dickson 2 episodes, 1983
Jon Paul Morgan Jon Paul Morgan ...  Swanjack Leader 2 episodes, 1983
Phil Kernot Phil Kernot ...  Guard 1 / ... 2 episodes, 1983
Con O'Neill ...  Jackson 2 episodes, 1983
Paul Codman Paul Codman ...  Swanjack Knifer 2 episodes, 1983
Paul Murray Paul Murray ...  Simmonds 2 episodes, 1983
Peter Wild 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1983 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Referenced in One Summer Interviews Featurette (2006) See more »

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One Summer - an amazing drama
7 June 2005 | by jane-caddickSee all my reviews

I totally agree with the other user comments about One Summer. It made a huge impact to all my peers growing up as we did - in Liverpool - hours of discussion followed the next day at school.

What was even more unusual at the time, was a drama on TV that had young scousers in it!(TV was a very different place in the early 80's you see - dominated by 'proper' accents and everything).

I found it very powerful - and you just knew that David Morrisey was going to go far. A memorable performance by both the main leads, and I was interested to find out that Ian Hart was in it too! Brilliant stuff by Willy Russell.

If only UK TV produced this quality now instead of reality TV rubbish...

Just wish I could see it again...


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