Fox (TV series)

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Genre Drama
Written by Trevor Preston
Directed by Jim Goddard
Starring Cindy O'Callaghan
Ray Winstone
Larry Lamb
Bernard Hill
Derrick O'Connor
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) Verity Lambert
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Euston Films
Thames Television
Original network ITV
Original release 10 March – 2 June 1980

Fox is a British television drama series produced by Euston Films and Thames Television for the ITV network in 1980.

The thirteen-part series recounted the lives of the titular Fox family, who lived in Clapham in South London and had gangland connections. It was notable in that it was an early work that featured the criminal as the protagonist.[1]

The series was written by Trevor Preston, produced by Verity Lambert and directed by Jim Goddard.

Goddard noted that a dominant theme of the show was loyalty.[1] The show aired on Monday nights, but was out rated by BBC's Yes, Minister.[2]

Billy Fox is outwardly a retired Covent Garden market porter,[3] but is involved in crime in London's East End.[4]


The Fox family[edit]

List of episodes[edit]

  1. "King Billy"
  2. "Arched Fingers for Bach, Flat Fingers for Love"
  3. "Pugilism Not Vandalism"
  4. "It's All Them Psychia-Whatever-You-Call-It Books He Reads"
  5. "Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble"
  6. "Stick or Twist"
  7. "The Perfect Scapegoat Syndrome"
  8. "'If It's Good Enough for New Orleans, It's Good Enough for Clapham"
  9. "Fox Big 'F' – Family"
  10. "Just an Iron Monkey"
  11. "Just Another Villain in a Cheap Suit"
  12. "Oh Dear – Oh Dear – Oh Dear!"
  13. "The Family ... and the Future"


  1. ^ a b Cooke, Lez (2015). British Television Drama: A History. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 160. ISBN 9781844578962. 
  2. ^ Lamb, Larry (2011). Mummy's Boy: My Autobiography. Hachette UK. ISBN 9781444715286. 
  3. ^ Goodall, Nigel (2011). Ray Winstone: The Biography. The Story of the Ultimate Screen Hard Man. John Blake Publishing. ISBN 9781843582328. 
  4. ^ Blackhall, Sue (2010). Billy Nighy - The Unauthorised Biography. John Blake Publishing. ISBN 9781784185176. 

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