Babes In The Wood. Image shows from L to R: Caralyn (Natalie Walter), Charlie (Karl Howman), Ruth (Samantha Janus), Leigh (Denise Van Outen). Copyright: ITV
Babes In The Wood

Babes In The Wood

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1998 - 1999
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

A peek into the steamy lives of three young women who share a flat in London, and their neighbour Charlie, a middle-aged divorcee. Stars Karl Howman, Denise Van Outen, Natalie Walter, Samantha Janus, Madeleine Curtis and Mark Hayford

Babes In The Wood. Image shows from L to R: Leigh (Denise Van Outen), Caralyn (Natalie Walter), Ruth (Samantha Janus). Copyright: ITV

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1998 - 1999
Channels
ITV
Episodes
14 (2 series)
Creator
Geoffrey Deane
Stars
Karl Howman, Denise Van Outen, Natalie Walter, Samantha Janus, Madeleine Curtis and Mark Hayford
Writers
Geoffrey Deane, Heather Peace and Fleur Costello
Directors
Andy de Emmony and Graeme Harper
Producers
Kenton Allen, Pete Ward, Mark Bussell, Mick Pilsworth, Nick Symons and Geoffrey Deane
Companies

Babes In The Wood focuses on dumb-and-ditzy Caralyn, laddish and up-front Leigh, and their flatmate; the slightly quiet and reserved Ruth (Series 1), and snobbish wannabe model Frankie in Series 2.

They are good friends - although sometimes a little reluctantly - with their neighbour, middle-aged divorcee and part-time womaniser Charlie. All four spend much of their time at local cosmopolitan wine bar Bar Coda, managed by ex-public schoolboy Benito.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Geoff Deane, Paul Gendler, and Laurence Parry.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 23rd July 1998 at 9pm on ITV

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios
  • Abbey Road - External flat sequences at Number 3 (Link)

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