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Starting Out
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ITV Schools
Company:ATV, Central
First run:
19th September
1973

-
13th February
1992

Repeated until
25th March
1994
(as part of Off Limits)

(21 school years)
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Episodes:56 episodes
Duration:20 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 25 minutes
Subject:Citizenship: Citizenship, Careers, PSHE
Audience:Age 13-16
Language:In English
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1992
1989
1986
1976

Serialised dramas about the decisions and relationships of adolescents, designed for pupils who are coming to the end of their school life and starting out in the adult world.

A completely new drama, unrelated to the ones which had come before, was produced every 3 years, so that the series always remained relevant to the latest set of school leavers.

The series addressed serious issues and contained some strong content, increasingly so as the series went on. Some of the serials were previewed for adults late at night, sometimes months before the schools transmission. However in keeping with this site's convention it is the first broadcasts for schools that are listed below.

Series 1 (1973)

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10 episodes about three girls, their boyfriends, and their families.


# Title Broadcast
1. You're Really Leaving? 19 Sep 1973
2. Blind Date 26 Sep 1973
3. I Married Her 3 Oct 1973
4. You All Right, Man? 10 Oct 1973
5. I Know To Knock Before I Go In 17 Oct 1973
6. Dad, It's Mum! 24 Oct 1973
7. Just Making a Few Enquiries 7 Nov 1973
8. Suppose Your Mum Finds Out 16 Nov 1973
9. There Was This Letter 23 Nov 1973
10. When Someone's Died 30 Nov 1973


Written by Catherine Storr
Advisers Peter McPhail

Jasper Ungoed-Thomas

Producer Philip Grosset
Director Jonathan Wright-Miller


Series 2 (1976)

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10 episodes about a group of teenagers who meet a young man who is on probation.


# Title Broadcast
1. I'm New Here, You See 22 Sep 1976
2. Anyone'd Think You Owned the House... 29 Sep 1976
3. Not Just a Smack, You Know 6 Oct 1976
4. What's the Good of Being Clever 13 Oct 1976
5. Proper Sort of Mother You Are 20 Oct 1976
6. I'm Not Forty Yet 3 Nov 1976
7. You Look Different 10 Nov 1976
8. I Wouldn't Have Thought She Was Your Style 17 Nov 1976
9. We Trusted You 24 Nov 1976
10. Who's Bill? 1 Dec 1976


Written by Catherine Storr
Adviser Graham Sellors
Produced & directed by David Dunn


Series 3 (1980)

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10 episodes about a teenage couple and their families, and the consequences of their actions.

This series was originally scheduled to be broadcast for schools in autumn 1979, but the long ITV strike that term caused it to be postponed. This was the first time Starting Out had been broadcast in the spring term.

# Title Broadcast
1. Brotherly Love Part 1 14 Jan 1980
2. Brotherly Love Part 2 21 Jan 1980
3. Love Story Part 1 28 Jan 1980
4. Love Story Part 2 4 Feb 1980
5. Football Crazy Part 1 11 Feb 1980
6. Football Crazy Part 2 25 Feb 1980
7. Them and Us Part 1 3 Mar 1980
8. Them and Us Part 2 10 Mar 1980
9. Happy Ending Part 1 17 Mar 1980
10. Happy Ending Part 2 24 Mar 1980


Written by Ben Steed

Dave Simpson
Sheila Yeger

Adviser Pat Woodfine
Produced & directed by David Dunn


Series 4 (1982)

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5 episodes about a step family starting a new life in a new area.


# Title Broadcast
1. Family Affairs 21 Sep 1982
2. Differing Attitudes 28 Sep 1982
3. Living It Up 5 Oct 1982
4. Crime and Punishment 12 Oct 1982
5. Them and Us 19 Oct 1982


Written by Grazyna Monvid
Adviser Pat Woodfine
Produced & directed by Geoff Husson


Series 5 (1986)

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8 episodes about an inner-city youth club and the young people who go there.


# Title Broadcast
1. Escapes 9 Jan 1986
2. To Be or Not To Be 16 Jan 1986
3. Prejudice 23 Jan 1986
4. Taken on Trust 30 Jan 1986
5. Arrangements 6 Feb 1986
6. All Right for Some 13 Feb 1986
7. As Good as You Get 27 Feb 1986
8. Life and Death 6 Mar 1986


Written by Grazyna Monvid
Adviser Pat Woodfine
Produced & directed by Geoff Husson


Series 6 (1989)

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8 episodes about a family and the trouble that their son has got into.


# Title Broadcast
1. A Piece of the Cake 11 Jan 1989
2. It's Never Black and White 18 Jan 1989
3. Sanjay 25 Jan 1989
4. Commercial Breaks 1 Feb 1989
5. Mr Christie 8 Feb 1989
6. Killers 15 Feb 1989
7. As Seen on TV 22 Feb 1989
8. Judgements 1 Mar 1989


Written by Anthony Horowitz
Adviser Pat Woodfine
Produced & directed by Geoff Husson


Series 7 (1992)

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5 episodes about a boy and a girl who both run away from home for different reasons.


# Title Broadcast
1. Tom and Gerry 16 Jan 1992
2. Sara's Story 23 Jan 1992
3. On the Road 30 Jan 1992
4. Showdown 6 Feb 1992
5. Home to Roost 13 Feb 1992


Written by Grazyna Monvid
Adviser Pat Woodfine
Produced & directed by Geoff Husson


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