Rent One Summer (1983)

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Synopsis:
From the pen of acclaimed Liverpool writer Willy Russell comes an engaging drama about class and happiness. Billy (David Morrissey) and Icky (Spencer Leigh) are two deprived, dead-end street-corner kids trying to rediscover an all-to-brief spell of contentment in Wales. 'One Summer' was first transmitted on Channel 4 in 1983 and chronicles how two hard-bitten youngsters are affected by the people, their surroundings and the attitudes they encounter.

Episode One
Two fifteen-year-old Liverpool truants rediscover school and pin their hopes on a trip to the school summer camp. Their hopes are dashed, but fate, broken probation and a small bingo win soon have Billy (David Morrissey) and Icky boarding a train and heading for unknown territory.
Episode Two
Their journey illustrates to Billy and Icky the difference between Liverpool and Wales, if only in the geographical sense. They find however, that even in the expanse of the Welsh countryside, the territory cannot be theirs and they are still not wanted.
Episode Three
Billy and Icky find a suitably run down cottage which they can adopt as home but first they have to convince the owner that they are trustworthy. They are not helped by local youths who attempt to wreck the cottage, and the handy work looks like their own.
Episode Four
Billy is coming to terms with the relaxed Welsh lifestyle. Icky is not too sure. Some of the Liverpool gang visit -showing how precarious the new lifestyle is. Billy discovers romance.
Episode Five
Icky (Spencer Leigh) is more convinced that Billy is never going to return to Liverpool and decides to make the trip on his own. Billy prefers to remain with his new found romance but the idyllic summer seems to be over.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Keith Richardson
Writers:
Willy Russell
Aka:
One Summer - The Complete Series
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Dramas, TV Teen Dramas
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/01/2006
Run Time:
251 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary on Episode 1 with David Morrissey, Spencer Leigh and Ian Hart
  • Commentary on Episode 3 with David Morrissey and Spencer Leigh
  • 'One Summer' Featurette Featuring New Interviews with David Morrissey, Spencer Leigh, Ian Hart and Producer Keith Richardson
  • Music Only Track on Episode 1 and 5 Comprising Alan Parker's Entire Original Misic Score for the Series
Disc 1:
This disc includes the episodes 1 - 3
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the episodes 4 - 5
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/01/2021
Run Time:
254 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Alternate Scenes Filmed for Pre-Watershed Transmission

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