Barbara

No-nonsense Yorkshire housewife Barbara Liversage imposes herself as the agony aunt and problem-solver for her extended family

AKA:
Comedy Firsts - Barbara (Pilot)
Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
1995 - 2003  (ITV)
Episodes:
29 (pilot + 3 series)
Starring:
Gwen Taylor, Sam Kelly, Madge Hindle, Mark Benton, Elizabeth Carling, Sherrie Hewson, Benedict Sandiford, John Arthur
Writers:
Mark Bussell, Rob Clark, Ramsay Gilderdale, Graham Mark Walker, Justin Sbresni
Production:
Central Independent Television
& Carlton Television

Barbara Liversage is blunt, opinionated, and often just plain rude. With a part-time job in a doctor's surgery, the no-nonsense Yorkshire wife lives with her unassuming, mild-mannered taxi driver husband Ted, and their adult son Neil.

Regularly raising Barbara's frustrations with the modern world are daughter Linda and her useless TV presenter husband Martin, sister Jean, her friend and colleague Doreen, and the assortment of workmen, delivery boys, salesmen, shopkeepers and sick members of the public who she is forced to put up with on a daily basis.