Andy Robson
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Andy Robson
Andy Robson
Genre Children's drama
Written by Ted Childs
Directed by Tony Kysh
Starring Tom Davidson
Stephanie Tague
Stevie-Lee Pattinson
Ending theme "The Best of Friends"
by Barbara Dickson
Composer(s) B A Robertson
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 20
Michael W. Esthop
Running time 25 mins
Production Tyne Tees Television
Original network ITV
Original release 9 June 1982 - 21 July 1983

Andy Robson is a 1982 British children's television series produced by Tyne Tees Television and which was aired on the ITV network for two series in 1982 and 1983. It was based on Frederick Grice's novel The Courage of Andy Robson, published in 1969. Set in Edwardian England and starring Tom Davidson as the eponymous hero, Andy Robson, the series concerned the adventures of Andy, who had been sent to live with his aunt and uncle in rural Northumberland from a coal mining town in County Durham in North East England after his father was injured in a pit accident. The series also starred Stephanie Tague and Stevie-Lee Pattinson as Victoria and Alec, two of Andy's friends in his new surroundings.

The series' theme tune, "The Best of Friends" was written by BA Robertson and Alan Parker and sung by Barbara Dickson. A full song running 3'20" was recorded but never commercially released, although it appeared briefly on Dickson's Soundcloud account. An abridged version accompanied the closing credits of the television series..


Tom Davidson Andy Robson
Stevie-Lee Pattinson Alec Cowen
Stephanie Tague Victoria Dennison
Jack Watling Matthew Dennison
Norman Jones Adam Charlton
Marlene Sidaway Florrie Charlton
Peter Bagley Dickie Cowen
Richard Steele PC Pierce
Malcolm Terris Mr. Craggs
Jill Greenacre Helga Mueller
George Sewell Peter Mueller
Jeremy Mawdsley Billy Craggs
Katja Kersten Frederika Mueller
Eric Nicholson Inspectpr Tyler
Gordon Griffin Mr. Robson
Richard Wilson Mr. Ridley
Rosalind Bailey Mrs. Robson
Elizabeth Edmonds Miss Inskip
Alan Foss Lord Rothwick
Sheri Shepstone Bessie Reed
Jonathan Burn Harris
Michael Gough Arthur
Ivor Salter PC Coates
Anthony Steel Herbert Neville
Hayley Purvis School Child

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