Reading a newspaper article recently about Amanda Redman leaving New Tricks got me thinking, what was that sitcom I could remember her in, after a lot of research I found it. so here we go with Streets Apart.

Streets Apart is one of those many forgotten sitcoms, but this time from the BBC.  It starred Amanda Redman and ran for two series in 1988 and 1989, twenty four episodes in total.

The series was well received and sold well around the world, yet it never gets a regular repeat showing.

Summary

Sylvie and Bernie, are two childhood sweethearts whose paths have taken very different routes.  When they reunite by accident and neither is entirely truthful about what happened in between.

Clips

Regretfully all clips have been removed from You Tube.

 

Cast

James Hazeldine  – Bernie
Amanda Redman  –  Sylvia
June Barry  – Jenny
Diane Langton – Renee
Edna Doré  – Gran
Lesley Duff – Lyn
Annie Bruce  – Donna

Details

Channel: BBC1
Written By: Adrienne Conway
Produced and Directed By: Sue Bysh
Original Transmission Dates: 24th October 1988 – 9th October 1989

 

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4 Responses

  1. Adrienne Conway

    Thank you for reviewing my series. Glad you remembered it. A third series was supposed to happen.
    I had another sitcom A Slight Hitch. The pilot was broadcast I have posted the show in 2 parts on Utube.

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    • admin

      had been scratching my head over this one for a while, but kept forgetting it often happens. If you’d like o write an article giving some background to the series i’d love to re-run the post and add your article. i remember the series when it was broadcast. If you interested drop me a line at britishclassiccomedy@me.com

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  2. adrienne conwway

    Hi, just found your message. I will write about the series when time allows. Thank you for your interest. About how many words?

    Adrienne Conway

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    • admin

      Nice to hear from you again, we look forward to it. No specifics on words, our readers will clearly be interested in the back story, how it came about getting commissioned you know the type of thing. I think it will be fascinating to get the story behind a sitcom from the actual writer and think it will go down well with our readers.

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