British TV & Films 1978 Not Yet Released On DVD Region 2

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1. 3-2-1 (1978–1987)

60 min | Game-Show

Three couples compete in a missing word game, with the winning couple going on to solve riddles left by guest performers to win prizes and avoid Dusty Bin's booby prize.

Stars: Ted Rogers, Dusty Bin, Chris Emmett, Caroline Munro

Votes: 67

2. Life at Stake (1978– )


A series of eight dramatic reconstructions of stories which made the headlines.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Peter Banks, Anthony Bate, Tony Osoba

4. A Soft Touch (1978– )

30 min | Comedy

Alison "Maureen Lipman" and Jack "John Flanagan" Holmes Are a chalk and cheese couple. She is intelligent and works hard. He is a self confident but unemployed dreamer whose plans to get rich quickly end in disaster.

Stars: Maureen Lipman, John Flanagan, Maria Charles, Julian Armstrong

Votes: 6

6. Accident (1978– )

50 min | Drama

Following a car crash, the lives of the ten people involved in it become intertwined. Each episode concentrated on the accident as it affected one person or one couple.

Stars: Michelle Newell, Jane Collins, Daniel Hill, Doremy Vernon

11. Breakaway Girls (1978– )

55 min | Drama

Series featuring dramatizations of real-life cases where four young women of differing backgrounds have run away from home.

Stars: Anthony Storr, Sally Knyvette, Saba Milton, Louisa Rix

12. Come Back, Lucy (1978– )

25 min

Young Lucy is bereaved and sent to live with her cousins. She makes a friend in Alice. But Alice has been dead for over a hundred years and wishes to drag Lucy back in time, to play with her for eternity.

Stars: Emma Bakhle, Bernadette Windsor, Phyllida Law, Royce Mills

Votes: 21

14. Empire Road (1978–1979)

30 min | Drama

A soap opera, similar in format to Coronation Street (1960), this show depicted life for the African-Caribbean, East Indian, and South Asian residents of a racially diverse street in the city of Birmingham.

Stars: Norman Beaton, Corinne Skinner-Carter, Joseph Marcell, Trevor Butler

Votes: 8

17. Give Us Tomorrow (1978)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

Masked intruders take the family of a bank manager hostage in order to rob his bank.

Director: Donovan Winter | Stars: Sylvia Syms, Derren Nesbitt, James Kerry, Donna Evans

Votes: 105

19. House of Caradus (1978– )

60 min | Drama

Drama series about a family of provincial Auctioneers.

Stars: Sarah Bullen, Robert Grange, Anthony Smee, Dean Lawrence

20. Huntingtower (1978– )

30 min | Adventure

A motley group of people - a Russian princess, an English poet and a retired Scots grocer among them - are brought together at Huntingtower. But why?

Stars: Paul Curran, Peter Settelen, Iain Andrew, Neil Crossan

Votes: 14

23. Leave It to Charlie (1978–1980)

30 min | Comedy

David Roper and Peter Sallis starred in this comedy series. Charlie Fisher (David Roper) is a keen young agent for the Lancastrian Insurance Company whose benevolent deeds invariably backfire.

Stars: David Roper, Peter Sallis, Sally Kinghorn, Gwen Cherrell

25. Leopard in the Snow (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama

A beautiful young woman is driving through the English countryside during a terrible snowstorm. She wrecks her car, and is found by a bitter, reclusive former American racecar driver, who ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry O'Hara | Stars: Keir Dullea, Susan Penhaligon, Kenneth More, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 112

26. Let's Get Laid (1978)

R | 90 min | Comedy

A soldier returning from World War II gets mixed up in a series of murders and mistaken identies regarding a cigarette lighter than affects all electric power.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Fiona Richmond, Robin Askwith, Anthony Steel, Graham Stark

Votes: 110

29. Long Shot (1978)

85 min | Drama

Filmed around the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival, Long Shot is a deadpan satire about the trials and tribulations of British independent filmmaking.

Director: Maurice Hatton | Stars: Charles Gormley, Neville Smith, Ann Zelda, David Stone

Votes: 65

30. Must Wear Tights (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Musical

The story of a famous TV star and an unknown young actress. Their paths cross, they fall in love, and it ends happily ever after.

Director: Keith Beckett | Stars: Gemma Craven, Lewis Collins, Robert Dorning, Eamonn Andrews

Votes: 8

33. Pickersgill People (1978– )

55 min | Comedy

Comedy series about the everyday events in a small town in Northern England.

Stars: Nick Stringer, Philip Jackson, Antony Sher, Bridget Ashburn

Votes: 9

35. Power Play (1978)

Not Rated | 102 min | Thriller, Drama

A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Burke | Stars: Peter O'Toole, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, Barry Morse

Votes: 279

36. Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair (1978)

78 min

Rapunzel's story from Grimm's fairytales is retold and reinterpreted several times to examine feminist issues. There's the male voyeur as film noir detective; a raunchy cartoon Venus who's ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeanette Bateman, Lydia Blackman, Jean Boht, Martin Burrows

Votes: 7

37. Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978)

90 min | Comedy

Young Rosie Dixon starts her nurse training at St Adelaide's Hospital, but the student doctors and randy male patients just can't keep their hands off her.

Director: Justin Cartwright | Stars: Debbie Ash, Carolyne Argyle, Beryl Reid, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 162

39. Send in the Girls (1978– )

60 min | Drama

Stories of girls on a Sales Promotion Team.

Stars: Annie Ross, Norma West, Diana Davies, Carole Hayman

Votes: 5

40. Seven Years (The Complete Works of Digby Rumsey 1971-1978) (1978)

163 min | Fantasy, Horror

Compilation of four short films by Digby Rumsey: For All the Immigrants in England, Windows, Nature and Time and The Moonlight Comb. Also includes new linking footage.

Director: Digby Rumsey

43. Son of Hitler (1979)

92 min | Comedy

The leader of a right-wing German political party discovers that an illiterate woodcarver is actually the son of Adolf Hitler. He kidnaps the young man from a mental institution and ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Bud Cort, Peter Cushing, Felicity Dean, Leo Gordon

Votes: 85

44. St. Joan (1978)

75 min | Drama, History

Parallels are drawn between St. Joan and Adolph Hitler, which exposes a sometimes fraudulent, megalomanic self-love on the part of the subject.

Director: Steven Rumbelow | Star: Monica Buferd

Votes: 8

45. Stevie (1978)

PG | 102 min | Biography, Drama

This biographical film has Glenda Jackson portraying a British poet with emotional problems.

Director: Robert Enders | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Mona Washbourne, Alec McCowen, Trevor Howard

Votes: 400

48. The Billion Dollar Bubble (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama