Pilgrim’s Rest, 1997

Pilgrim’s Rest was a short lived BBC sitcom that ran for 6 episodes in 1997.

Despite two well established actors in Garry Olson and Gwen Taylor in the lead roles the series received only average ratings leading to it’s cancellation after just one series.


Recently divorced Bob Payne finds himself thrown together with his divorced sister Tilly running a greasy spoon roadside cafe called “Pilgrim’s Rest”.

Whilst the siblings are divorced the cafe has problems of it’s own that as a result of a new bypass being built now finds itself in the middle of nowhere.

The series follows Bob and Tilly along with their staff and several customers.







Gary Olson – Bob
Gwen Taylor – Tilly
Jonathan Aris – Quentin
John Arthur – Drew
Jay Simpson – Ronnie
Nina Young – Pamela


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Simon Block, Paul Mayhew-Archer and Bernard Mckenna
Original Transmission Dates: 31st July – 4th September 1997


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