Created byWilliam Corlett
StarringBenedict Taylor
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes20
ProducerMargaret Bottomley
Running time30 minutes
Production companyTyne Tees Television
DistributorITV Studios
Original networkITV
Original release4 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.


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Guest stars (single-episode appearance):