Between 10th November to 12th December 1983, BBC 1 ran a six part series, Johnny Jarvis. A story of two friends spanning over a six year period, starting in 1977 and ending in the then present, 1983. The series was set in Hackney and its surrounding boroughs, all shot on location with no studio scenes. Written by author, screenwriter and playwright Nigel Williams (20th January 1948) an Oxford graduate and talented writer who creates engaging and intriguing plots, with an emphasis on character study and development. Despite stemming from a public school education, much of Williams’ early work displays empathy for the working class, in particular teenagers.