Barriers is a British children's television series, created and written by William Corlett, and made by Tyne Tees Television for ITV between 1981 and 1982.
The series starred Benedict Taylor as Billy Stanyon, a teenager facing up to the loss of his parents in a sailing accident only to discover that he was adopted. Billy then sets off on a journey to find his real parents that takes him across Europe. The series was filmed on location in Scotland, Germany and Austria.
Barriers lasted for two series and other notable cast members included Paul Rogers, Laurence Naismith, Siân Phillips, Patricia Lawrence, Nicholas Courtney, Robert Addie, Natalie Forbes and Ellie Nicol-Hilton.
Famous quotes containing the word barriers:
“Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.”
—Germaine Greer (b. 1939)
“The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.”
—Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)
“The majority of women, they have half-a-glass too much and let down their barriers a little. Then they wake up in the morning, riddled with guilt and think they can reclaim their virtue by saying, I dont remember.”
—Blake Edwards (b. 1922)