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cover"... a wealth of diligent and intelligent research, in a form suitable either as a library reference work or for idle, random perusal from a bathroom shelf. 9/10" TV Zone

"It is a rare publication that comes along these days that can be deemed an essential purchase. This is one of them." Cult TV

The Hill and Beyond was published by the British Film Institute in March 2003. It is an encyclopedic reference book covering 50 years of television drama made for children between 1950 and 2000 - whether you want to look back or learn more about Grange Hill, The Chronicles of Narnia or beyond this is the book you need.

Written by Alistair D. McGown and Mark J. Docherty, the book aims to give just the right balance of coverage and data to both classics and obscurities. BBC and ITV, black and white and colour, period or contemporary or futuristic science-fiction, adventure or issues-based, 1950s, 60s , 70s, 80s and 90s ... it's all here. 300 series are covered, from single plays to long-running series, hopefully including all remakes and sequels from down the years. The series given coverage are listed below - note that for example while Children of the New Forest is covered as a 90s series, this entry also contains extensive info on all previous TV adaptations.

"Whether your interest is nostalgia or curiosity, study or research, this book is crammed with a fascinating wealth of detail. The authors present a personal, humorous yet authoritative overview of an often neglected aspect of the British television culture, one that is justifiably the envy of the world." Richard Marson, Editor, Blue Peter
Read more about this book at these sites:

BFI Publishing
Off the Telly
Action TV
Cult TV
Kamera Reviews

Available from all good bookshops and online stores and from official supplier Central Books



THE HILL AND BEYOND: CHILDREN'S TELEVISION DRAMA - AN ENCYCLOPEDIA
Alistair D. McGown
& Mark J. Docherty
BFI Publishing, March 2003
Paperback, 300 pages. 60 photos.
19.99
ISBN 0-85170-879-X



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1950s
  • LITTLE WOMEN
  • PUCK OF POOK'S HILL
  • STRANGER FROM SPACE
  • THE APPLEYARDS
  • HUCKLEBERRY FINN
  • THE SILVER SWAN
  • SEVEN LITTLE AUSTRALIANS
  • THE TREASURE SEEKERS
  • THAMES TUG
  • HEIDI
  • THE ROSE AND THE RING
  • A CASTLE AND SIXPENCE
  • THE CABIN IN THE CLEARING
  • THE WINDMILL FAMILY
  • THE GORDON HONOUR
  • THE BLAKES
  • SPACE SCHOOL
  • THE WATCH TOWER
  • THE SILVER SWORD
  • RUN TO EARTH
  • CAPTAIN MOONLIGHT - MAN OF MYSTERY
  • THE DANGEROUS GAME
  • QUEEN'S CHAMPION
  • ASK FOR KING BILLY
1960s
  • BIGGLES
  • THE PEN OF MY AUNT
  • PATHFINDERS
  • CITY/SECRET BENEATH THE SEA
  • SHEEP'S CLOTHING
  • PARADISE WALK
  • STRANGE CONCEALMENTS
  • BADGER'S BEND
  • SIERRA NINE
  • SMUGGLER'S COVE
  • THE BARNSTORMERS
  • MIKE
  • ORLANDO
  • OBJECT Z
  • THE MASTER
  • QUICK BEFORE THEY CATCH US
  • THE NEW FOREST RUSTLERS
  • LOOK AND READ
  • DANGER ISLAND
  • SEND FOSTER
  • THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (ABC)
  • SEXTON BLAKE
  • FLOWER OF GLOSTER
  • MYSTERY HALL
  • THE FLIGHT OF THE HERON
  • FREEWHEELERS
  • THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
  • DEVIL-IN-THE-FOG
  • THE QUEEN STREET GANG
  • TOM GRATTAN'S WAR
  • ADVENTURE WEEKLY
  • THE TINGAREE AFFAIR
  • THE FLAXTON BOYS
  • A HANDFUL OF THIEVES
  • THE BATTLE OF ST GEORGE WITHOUT
1970s
  • THE OWL SERVICE
  • REDGAUNTLET
  • A STRANGER ON THE HILLS
  • CATWEAZLE
  • SMITH
  • ACE OF WANDS
  • TIMESLIP
  • WRECKERS AT DEAD EYE
  • JOE AND THE GLADIATOR
  • ISLAND OF THE GREAT YELLOW OX
  • JAMIE
  • FOLLYFOOT
  • THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER
  • THE RUNAWAY SUMMER
  • MANDOG
  • TIGHTROPE
  • THE INTRUDER
  • PRETENDERS
  • ESCAPE INTO NIGHT
  • FLY INTO DANGER
  • THE ADVENTURES OF BLACK BEAUTY
  • THE LONG CHASE
  • JACKANORY PLAYHOUSE
  • BLACK ARROW
  • ARTHUR OF THE BRITONS
  • THURSDAY'S CHILD
  • FISH
  • THE VIADUCT
  • THE JENSEN CODE
  • LIZZIE DRIPPING
  • THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
  • POLLYANNA
  • THE TERRACOTTA HORSE
  • CARRIE'S WAR
  • BOY DOMINIC
  • SOLDIER AND ME
  • ROGUE'S ROCK
  • THE SECRET GARDEN
  • THE CHANGES
  • SKY
  • SAM AND THE RIVER
  • THE SIEGE OF GOLDEN HILL
  • SHADOWS
  • THE HILL OF THE RED FOX
  • BALLET SHOES
  • STRIKER
  • THE GEORGIAN HOUSE
  • A PLACE TO HIDE
  • KIZZY
  • JUMBO SPENCER
  • ROCKY O'ROURKE
  • THE MOLLY WOPSIES
  • FOUR IDLE HANDS
  • WESTWAY
  • OPERATION PATCH
  • THE FEATHERED SERPENT
  • NOBODY'S HOUSE
  • THE CANAL CHILDREN
  • JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
  • THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET
  • CHILDREN OF THE STONES
  • JUST WILLIAM
  • HORSE IN THE HOUSE
  • OUT OF BOUNDS
  • THE FLOCKTON FLYER
  • KING OF THE CASTLE
  • A BUNCH OF FIVES
  • FOLLOW ME
  • THE PAPER LADS
  • RAVEN
  • THE PEPPERMINT PIG
  • MIDNIGHT IS A PLACE
  • KING CINDER
  • A TRAVELLER IN TIME
  • GRANGE HILL
  • WARRIOR QUEEN
  • THE DOOMBOLT CHASE
  • COME BACK, LUCY
  • THE FAMOUS FIVE
  • TOUCH AND GO
  • THE CLIFTON HOUSE MYSTERY
  • THE HILLS OF HEAVEN
  • THE MOON STALLION
  • PINOCCHIO
  • THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF ADELAIDE HARRIS
  • PARK RANGER
  • WORZEL GUMMIDGE
  • THE BOY MERLIN
  • THE DANEDYKE MYSTERY
  • THE ENCHANTED CASTLE
  • QUEST OF EAGLES
  • THE RAVELLED THREAD
1980s
  • OUR JOHN WILLIE
  • GOD'S WONDERFUL RAILWAY
  • JUKES OF PICCADILLY
  • THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF OLIVER TWIST
  • NOAH'S CASTLE
  • THE SWISH OF THE CURTAIN
  • THE LATCHKEY CHILDREN
  • MAGGIE'S MOOR
  • WATCH ALL NIGHT
  • THE SQUAD
  • A LITTLE SILVER TRUMPET
  • THE BELLS OF ASTERCOTE
  • BRENDON CHASE
  • BARRIERS
  • BREAK IN THE SUN
  • MAGGIE
  • ECHOES OF LOUISA
  • INTO THE LABYRINTH
  • SCARF JACK
  • STIG OF THE DUMP
  • VICE VERSA
  • EDUCATING MARMALADE
  • THEATRE BOX
  • CODENAME ICARUS
  • JOHN DIAMOND
  • THE HAUNTING OF CASSIE PALMER
  • MURPHY'S MOB
  • JANGLES
  • SECRETS
  • ANDY ROBSON
  • WITH MY LITTLE EYE
  • JOCKEY SCHOOL
  • YOUNG SHERLOCK
  • NOBODY'S HERO
  • BILLY BOY
  • BREAK POINT
  • GHOST IN THE WATER
  • CAPTAIN ZEP - SPACE DETECTIVE
  • THE CORAL ISLAND
  • LUNA
  • THE BOY WHO WON THE POOLS
  • THE MACHINE GUNNERS
  • THE BAKER STREET BOYS
  • TUCKER'S LUCK
  • DRAMARAMA - SPOOKY
  • DRAMARAMA
  • THIEF
  • THE ALL-ELECTRIC AMUSEMENT ARCADE
  • SEAVIEW
  • THE WITCHES AND THE GRINNYGOG
  • THE WINNER
  • CHOCKY
  • THE FARM
  • MOONFLEET
  • LETTY
  • BENNY
  • THE TRIPODS
  • THE BOX OF DELIGHTS
  • JAMIE RUNNING
  • DODGER, BONZO AND THE REST
  • TRAVELLERS BY NIGHT
  • STOOKIE
  • THEM AND US
  • JONNY BRIGGS
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND
  • RUNNING SCARED
  • THE RETURN OF THE ANTELOPE
  • STICKS AND STONES
  • SEAL MORNING
  • THE DECEMBER ROSE
  • THE CUCKOO SISTER
  • RUNNING LOOSE
  • THE CHILDREN OF GREEN KNOWE
  • Y-E-S
  • A LITTLE PRINCESS
  • THE SECRET WORLD OF POLLY FLINT
  • DEAD ENTRY
  • EYE OF THE DRAGON
  • THE HONEY SIEGE
  • SHADOW OF THE STONE
  • KNIGHTS OF GOD
  • THE GEMINI FACTOR
  • ALIENS IN THE FAMILY
  • WHITE PEAK FARM
  • CITY TAILS
  • MOONDIAL
  • THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
  • THE SNOW SPIDER TRILOGY
  • THE WATCH HOUSE
  • BILLY'S CHRISTMAS ANGELS
  • TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN
  • PRESS GANG
  • THE COUNTRY BOY
  • CHILDREN'S WARD & WHY CAN'T I GO HOME?
  • STREETWISE
  • BYKER GROVE
1990s
  • LITTLE SIR NICHOLAS
  • THE GIFT
  • ENID BLYTON'S CASTLE OF ADVENTURE
  • SEA DRAGON
  • FIVE CHILDREN AND IT
  • DODGEM
  • DARK SEASON
  • MERLIN OF THE CRYSTAL CAVE
  • ARCHER'S GOON
  • RUNAWAY BAY
  • A LIKELY LAD
  • TORCH
  • WILDERNESS EDGE
  • THE BORROWERS
  • OASIS
  • EYE OF THE STORM
  • THREE SEVEN ELEVEN
  • CENTURY FALLS
  • THE LODGE
  • SMOKESCREEN
  • EARTHFASTS
  • MOONACRE
  • EMILY'S GHOST
  • LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY
  • ELIDOR
  • THE BIZ!
  • THE QUEEN'S NOSE
  • BLACK HEARTS IN BATTERSEA
  • DELTA WAVE
  • THE DEMON HEADMASTER
  • ISLAND
  • RETRACE
  • FRIGHTENERS
  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
  • WAVELENGTH
  • AQUILA
  • THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FOREST
  • SEE HOW THEY RUN
  • THE MAGICIAN'S HOUSE
  • PIG HEART BOY
  • THE GHOST HUNTER
  • LIFE FORCE
  • HERO TO ZERO
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