Andy Robson is a 1982 British children's television series, produced by Tyne Tees Television, which aired on the ITV network for two series in 1982 and 1983. It was based on Frederick Grice's novel The Courage of Andy Robson, published in 1969.

Andy Robson
GenreChildren's drama
Written byTed Childs
Directed byTony Kysh
Ending theme"The Best of Friends"
by Barbara Dickson
ComposerB A Robertson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes20
ProducerMichael W. Esthop
Running time25 mins
Production companyTyne Tees Television
Original networkITV
Original release9 June 1982 (1982-06-09) –
21 July 1983 (1983-07-21)


Set in Edwardian England and starring Tom Davidson as the eponymous hero, the series concerned the adventures of Andy, who had been sent from a coal mining town in County Durham in North East England, to live with his aunt and uncle in rural Northumberland after his father was injured in a pit accident. The series also starred Stephanie Tague and Stevie-Lee Pattinson as Victoria and Alec, two of Andy's friends in his new surroundings.


Tom Davidson Andy Robson
Stevie-Lee Pattinson Alec Cowen
Stephanie Tague Victoria Dennison
Jack Watling Matthew Dennison
Norman Jones Adam Charlton
Marlene Sidaway Florrie Charlton
Peter Bagley Dickie Cowen
Richard Steele PC Pierce
Malcolm Terris Mr Craggs
Jill Greenacre Helga Mueller
George Sewell Peter Mueller
Jeremy Mawdsley Billy Craggs
Katja Kersten Frederika Mueller
Eric Nicholson Inspector Tyler
Gordon Griffin Mr Robson
Richard Wilson Mr Ridley
Rosalind Bailey Mrs Robson
Elizabeth Edmonds Miss Inskip
Alan Foss Lord Rothwick
Sheri Shepstone Bessie Reed
Jonathan Burn Harris
Michael Gough Arthur
Ivor Salter PC Coates
Anthony Steel Herbert Neville
Hayley Purvis School Child
David Levison Tom Ritson



The series' theme tune, "Best of Friends" was written by BA Robertson and Alan Parker and sung by Barbara Dickson. A full song running 3'20" was recorded but never commercially released, although it can be heard on Dickson's official YouTube channel. An abridged version accompanied the closing credits of the television series.

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