- 1990 (TV series)
"1990" is a British then-futuristic political thriller
televisionseries produced by the BBCin the late 1970s.
The series is set in a
dystopian future in which Britain is under the grip of the Home Office's Department of Public Control (PCD), a tyrannically oppressivebureaucracy riding roughshod over the population's civil liberties. Edward Woodwardplays Jim Kyle, a journalist who turns renegade and begins to fight the PCD covertly. The officials of the PCD, in turn, try to provide proof of Kyle's subversive activities.
Nineteen Eighty-Four" plus six" by its creator, Wilfred Greatorex, "1990" also stars Robert Lang, Barbara Kellerman, Lisa Harrow, Tony Doyleand Clive Swift.
Two series, of eight episodes each, were produced and broadcast on
BBC2in 1977 and 1978. The series has never been repeated.
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20060509052013/http://www.action-tv.org.uk/guides/1990.htm TV Episode Guide and history]
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