Fox is writer Trevor Preston's magnum opus about a South London family who have lived in the Clapham area for generation. A microcosm of London and the way it has changed, the series follows the ups and downs and conflicts within a family with a mixture of benevolence and despotism, "King" Billy (Peter Vaughan) is a retired Convent Garden porter, and his family consists of his second wife, Connie and five sons: Vin (Bernard Hill), Ray (Derek O'Connor), Joey (Larry Lamb), Kenny (Ray Winstone) and Phil (Eammon Boland).
Written and directed on a scale which is seldom attempted on television nowadays, each of the thirteen episodes brings a depth and richness to both the characters and situation - from Billy's 70th birthday to Kenny's' horror at accidentally killing his boxing opponent, from Vin trying to cope with a deaf son to Ray's brushes with the law. The script, direction and acting are pitch-perfect and this is arguably the best, most involving series that Euston Films produced throughout its twenty years.
Arched Fingers for Bach, Flat Fingers for Love.
Pugilism Not Vandalism.
It's All Them Psychia-Whatever-You-Call-It Books He Reads.
Stick or Twist.
The Perfect Scapegoat Syndrome.
If It's Good Enough For New Orleans It's Good.
Enough For Clapham.
Fox - Big 'F' - Family.
Just An Iron Monkey.
Just Another Villain In A Cheap Suit.
Oh Dear - Oh Dear - Oh Dear!
The Family...and the Future.