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...

Dear John

A Forgotten Classic - Dear John, 1986 Some people regard Dear John as a forgotten classic as it has not enjoyed the exposure from regular repeats on non terrestrial TV as have some other comedies of the time. ...

It Sticks Out Half A Mile

It Sticks Out Half A Mile, 1983 It Sticks Out Half A Mile was the Radio sitcom that ran for 13 episodes between 1983 and 1984.  Written By Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad who had previously adapted Dads Army ...

The Mistress

The Mistress, 1985 Swept away under the BBC carpet comes a forgotten little sitcom from writer Carla Lane.The Mistress ran for 2 series of 6 episodes each between 1985 and 1987.  Apart from a very successf...

Only Fools And Horses – Part 2

The Buster Merryfield Years, 1985 - 1991 In part one we saw how Only Fools And Horses established itself as one of the BBC’s more popular comedies, the Christmas Special of 1983 marked a significant point in t...

Only Fools And Horses – Part One

The Leonard Pearce Years 1981 - 1983 Voted number one in a 2004 BBC poll to find Britain's Best Sitcom Only Fools And Horses ran for a total of sixty three episodes over seven series (1981–83, 1985–86, 1989 an...

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...

Joint Account

Joint Account, 1989 Peter Egan and Hanah Gordonjoin forces in this role reversal sitcom that ran for 2 series totalling 12 episodes between 1989 and 1990.SummaryThe series follows married couple Belind...