A 5 part drama about two boys who run away
from their troubled lives in Liverpool
to an idyllic summer in Wales.
Premiered on Channel 4, UK on the 7th August 1983
"One Summer" - Produced by Yorkshire Television for Ch.4 (1983) 5 x 50min
Written by the award winning playwright Willy Russell, One Summer was about two tear-away Liverpool teenagers trying to find happiness in the Welsh countryside. The series was met with critical acclaim at the time of it's original broadcast for its emotional drama, gritty realism and wry humour.
The program has lived on vividly in many people's memories. This web site is an attempt to make some information available to those who still remember the program, including the controversy surrounding its original broadcast which has contributed to its relative obscurity.
Also worth a visit: 'One Summer' on Willy Russell's site
This website is dedicated to the memory of James Hazeldine, who died 17th Dec 2002 aged 55.
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