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
  • ITV1
  • 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

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Denise Van Outen: Critics ruined comedy career chances

Denise Van Outen has blamed "unfair" criticism for ruining her chance of a comedy career. The presenter said that she is still waiting for her comedy break after an unsuccessful stint in the TV show Babes in the Wood.

Catherine Earp, Digital Spy, 30th December 2013

Three girlies and their 'laddish' neighbour all live in St John's Wood. Lamentable ITV sitcom from 1998 starring Karl Howman (the geezer from the Flash ads who was Jacko in equally pathetic 1980s comedy Brush Strokes). The 'babes' included a pre-EastEnders Samantha Janus and Denise Van Outen. It had absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. About as funny as nailing your own foot to the floor.

Lorna Cooper, MSN Entertainment, 12th August 2008

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