Kathy Staff In A Forgotten Gem….

No Frills - 1988 Intended as a vehicle for Kathy Staff this BBC sitcom ran for one series of seven episodes in 1988.  It's one of those lost sitcoms that just gets a passing mention on the internet and has bee...
Jeffrey can't hear you Hi De Hi

The Complete Hi-De-Hi !

Hi-De-Hi ! 1980 The idea for as sitcom set in a holiday camp was inspired by Jimmy Perry's experiences as a Butlins Red Coat, a job he had during the holiday season after being de-mobbed from the army. This...

Felicity Kendal Goes Solo

Solo, 1981 After the success of The Good Life, it's stars were household names and went on to star in their own right in other projects.  Solo was a vehicle for Felicity Kendal. Written by Carla Lane, of Bu...

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...