Barbara

Barbara, 1995 The 1990's is not always best remembered for it's comedy output even though there were a few hidden gems to be had, Barbara being one such example.After a pilot in 1995, as part of ITV's Come...

Hope It Rains

Hope It Rains, 1991 Continuing our look back at some of the lesser known works from some of TV sitcom's finest writers.  This week we turn our attentions to John Esmonde and Bob Larbey.By 1991 this duo had...
jimmy jewel stars in the itv sitcom spring and autumn

Spring And Autumn

Spring And Autumn, 1973 Another forgotten sitcom.  Not so much forgotten, more it hasn't benefited from frequent repeats.Spring and Autumn was written by the successful writing duo that brought us Nearest ...

Wild, Wild Women

Wild, Wild Women, 1968 From the writers of On The Buses and The Rag Trade came the BBC sitcom Wild, Wild Women.Starting life as an episode of the long running BBC Comedy Playhouse in 1968 it was commission...

Mr Digby Darling

Mr Digby Darling, 1969 Mr Digby Darling was a popular ITV sitcom that ran for 19 episodes over 3 series between 1969 and 1971.Produced for ITV by Yorkshire Television it became a huge ratings hit, becoming...

The Brothers McGregor

The Brothers McGregor, 1985 The Brothers McGregor was an ITV sitcom set in Liverpool.  It was seen by some as a spin off from the hugely popular Coronation Street as it's two main characters had originally app...
cast of the 1979 ITV comedy room service

Room Service

Room Service, 1979 Looking at the lesser known works of some of our greatest comedy writers, this week it's Jimmy Perry.Alongside writing partner David Croft, Perry was responsible for some of our best lov...

And Mother Makes Three

And Mother Makes Three, 1971 And Mother Makes Three was produced by Thames Television for ITV and ran for four series between 1971 and 1973.  It polled number 96 joint with it's spin off And Mother Makes Five ...