The Cowboys 1980 – 1981

One of many great sitcoms that gets overlooked by TV schedulers for repeats.

Starring the late great Roy Kinnear. Cowboys was the ITV sitcom that ran for two series totalling 13 episodes between 1980 and 1981.  “Joe Jones” (Roy Kinnear) owns a small building firm (Joe Jones Ltd.)” that hardly seems to do anything right at all”


Joe Jones Ltd is a dubious building firm with a less than perfect reputation, run by Joe Jones.

His staff: Geyser, Wobbly Ron and Eric work for Joe because no-one else will employ them. Joe has to employ them because no-one else will work for him…

The series follows the misadventures of  Joe Jones and his team of “Cowboys”








Roy Kinnear
David Kelly
Colin Welland
James Wardroper
Debbie Linden
Janine Duvitski.


Channel: ITV
Created By: Peter Learmouth
Produced By: Thames Television for ITV
Original Run: 3rd September 1980  – 15th December 1981


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