|Created by||Francis Essex|
|Theme music composer||Ed Welch|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7|
Greg Smith (executive producer)
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original release||6 January 1980 – 21 June 1981|
Comprising a single feature-length pilot and six one-hour episodes, the series deals with life in an idealised fictional English village and stars Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Nigel Lambert, Jack Douglas, John Le Mesurier, Bernard Cribbins and Trevor Howard.
The series was written by Francis Essex and directed by Val Guest. Unusually for a British situation-comedy at that time it was recorded entirely on location on 16mm film and consequently there was no laughter track. Much of the filming took place in the village of Aldbury in Hertfordshire.
The show ended when ATV lost its franchise licence to broadcast and its replacement Central declined to continue production of the series. The series was broadcast in a number of countries around Europe.
- The Shillingbury Blowers (6 January 1980)
- The Shillingbury Tinker (17 May 1981)
- The Shillingbury Melon (24 May 1981)
- The Shillingbury Cloudburst (31 May 1981)
- The Shillingbury Legend (7 June 1981)
- The Shillingbury Miracle (14 June 1981)
- The Shillingbury Daydream (21 June 1981)
However the spin-off series didn't feature Robin Nedwell or Diane Keen as they had left to focus on other work at the time.
The show was released on DVD by Network in 2005.
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