The objective of the series Fiesta was to show the more human and social side of citizens by means of their traditional fiestas. Antonio Mercero said on more than one occasion that it was an “easy” work, and that thanks to the series he was able to discover different parts of Spain.
Crónicas de un pueblo
This can be considered as Mercero’s first television success. The plot was set around life in a perfect town where everybody lives according to Spain’s fundamental laws. Apart from directing the work, he also acted in it. He left the job a year later prompted by the controversies and ideological conflicts with the Franco-supporting apparatus.
Este señor de negro
Este señor de negro is a series released in 1975. It had a total of 19 episodes and was broadcast by TVE. The storyline revolves around the character of Sixto Zabaneta, invented by the illustrator Antonio Mingote. It represents Spanish society’s most archaic values and principles.
One of Antonio Mercero’s most significant series. This is a family drama set on the Andalusian coast, with the adventures of a group of youngsters on their summer holiday as the main theme. As well as the young people, a lady artist and a retired fisherman play an important part in the plot. Antonio Mercero created and directed the series.
La noche del licenciado
A work with strong autobiographical overtones referring to the ability of the individual to decide their future freely and to the influence which family opinions and social pressure can have on that decision. Antonio Mercero also had to choose between being a lawyer or a filmmaker.