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Created by William Corlett
Starring Benedict Taylor
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 20
Producer(s) Margaret Bottomley
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Tyne Tees Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Original release 4 January 1981 (1981-01-04) – 21 February 1982 (1982-02-21)

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. An initial series of thirteen episodes in 1981 was followed by a further seven episodes in 1982.


  • Benedict Taylor as Billy Stanyon
  • Paul Rogers as Vincent Whitaker
  • Laurence Naismith as Dr. Ernest Jolland
  • Patricia Lawrence as Miss. Price

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