Butterflies

Butterflies, 1978 From the pen of Carla Lane (Liver Birds and Bread) came this clever sitcom about a frustrated housewife and her family.  Strangely, despite it's popularity it was broadcast on BBC2.  Over fou...

Cool It

Cool It - 1985 - 1990 You don't hear much about this guy these days, having retired from live performances, but during his time he was one of the biggest names on television. During the 1980’s there was a m...
Carla Lane's son picks his personal favourite episode of bread remembering the appearence of her grandchildren singing at the end.

Bread, Guest Post

Bread, Christmas, 1989 If you wanted to pick a feature sitcom from the 1980's there are many you could have gone for.   However as we aproach the first anniversary of Carla Lane's death it seemed fitting to lo...
anton rodgers and lesley dunlop star in the BBC sitcom about a solicitor and his romance with a younger woman

May To December

May To December, 1989 - 1994 May To December was an independent production from Cinema Verity (Verity Lambert of Doctor Who fame) for the BBC.  It was about this time, late 1980's, when TV companies began to o...

Allo! Allo!

Allo! Allo! 1982 One of the all time great British Sitcoms created by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft.  Following a Pilot episode in 1982, the show clocked up a mammoth ten years on our television screens with ...

No Place Like Home, 1983

When The Kids Fly The Nest - There's No Place Like Home I remember this show well, but felt like some others it over ran and lost some of the great humour along the way. The series was about  a middle-aged ...