Outside Edge, 1994

Outside Edge was a TV sitcom adapted from a 1979 play of the same name.

The play was first adapted as a one off TV show before it’s final adaptation to a series in 1994.

Outside Edge ran for twenty two episodes over three series between 1994 and 1996.


Outside Edge follows the lives of two very different couples; Maggie and Kevin Costello who are a larger than life, loud and crazy about each other.  Then there’s the more conservative  Mim and Roger Dewish. she was once a leading light in the operatic society whilst husband Roger drives a Volvo, reads the Daily Telegraph and is captain of the local cricket club.  Cricket is Roger’s first love he eats, sleeps and dreams about the game.  The two couples are brought together by their participation in the local cricket league.

The two women become close friends. Under Maggie’s outgoing influence, prim and proper Mim discovers an independent streak that’s been stifled too long by Roger and the shock waves are set to reverberate around cosy suburbia as the two couples are thrust together in a chain of events guaranteed to set the net curtains twitching.

For Mim and Roger things will never be the same again.









Brenda Blethyn – Miriam Dervish
Robert Daws – Roger Dervish
Josie Lawrence – Maggie Costello
Timothy Spall – Kevin Costello
Denis Lill – Dennis Broadley
Tracy Brabin –  Ginnie Willis


Channel: ITV
Written By: Richard Haris
Original Transmission Dates: 24th March 1994 – 13th february 1996

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