david essex stars in 1980's bbc sitcom the river

The River

The River, 1988 When the pop star met the sitcom.  Legendary pop star David Essex starred in this six part BBC sitcom that first aired in 1988. Sources have often stated the series producer/director Susan B...

Goodbye Mr Kent

Goodbye Mr Kent, 1982 Goodbye Mr Kent is proof that even with all the right ingredients it doesn't always go right. This almost forgotten sitcom aired in the early 1980's for just seven episodes (one series...

Dear Ladies

Dear Ladies, 1983 Dr. Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket were the stage personae of the musical performance and female impersonation artists George Logan and Patrick Fyffe. Active in theatre, radio and tel...

Comrade Dad

Comrade Dad, 1984 Comrade Dad is a largely forgotten BBC satirical sitcom. It starred George Cole(Minder) and Doris Hare (On The Buses).  It ran for just one series of eight episodes in 1986 following a pil...

Kathy Staff In: No Frills

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...

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 ...

 Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee

 Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, 1984 The alternative comedy scene took flight in the 1980's with successes such as The Young Ones and The Mary Whitehouse experience a huge hit with audiences. Despit...
Arthur Lowe stars as Potter in thi much under rated sitcom

Potter

Potter, 1979 This largely forgotten classic from the pen of Roy Clarke, ran for three series between 1979 and 1983, Potter was Arthur Lowe’s last work, he died in 1982. As plans for a third series were so a...