When Fortunes Take A Downturn It’s Time To….

Get Back, 1992

Another success for Birds Of A Feather writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

Get back featured a host of names you’ll recognise including a very early TV appearance for a young Kate Winslett.  The show ran for fifteen episodes across two series.


Martin Sweet and his brother Albert grew up on a north London council estate.  When they become successful businessmen they’d only return to visit their conniving old Dad Bernie when Arsenal were playing at home.

However, all that’s about to change.  While Albert’s fortunes continue to flourish, the recession has caught up with Martin and it looks as though he and his family will be seeing an awful lot more of Bernie and his grotty old council flat.

It’s all a far cry from the exotic holidays, the Porsche and the luxury house in Hatch End…








Ray Winstone – Martin Sweet
Carol Harrison – Loretta Sweet
Larry Lamb – Albert Sweet
Kate Winslett – Eleanor Sweet
Michelle Cattini – Joanna Sweet
John Bardon – Bernie Sweet


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran
Production Company: Alomo Productions
Original Transmission Dates: 26th October 1992 – 15th November 1993

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