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Barbara. Image shows from L to R: Ted Liversidge (Sam Kelly), Barbara Liversidge (Gwen Taylor). Copyright: Central Independent Television / Carlton Television.

Barbara

ITV sitcom. 29 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 1995 - 2003. Stars Gwen Taylor, Sam Kelly, Madge Hindle, Mark Benton, Elizabeth Carling, Sherrie Hewson, Benedict Sandiford and others.

Barbara

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1995 - 2003
Channel
ITV
Episodes
29   (1 pilot + 3 series)
Starring
Gwen Taylor, Sam Kelly, Madge Hindle, Mark Benton, Elizabeth Carling, Sherrie Hewson, Benedict Sandiford and John Arthur
Writers
Mark Bussell, Rob Clark, Ramsay Gilderdale, Graham Mark Walker and Justin Sbresni
Directors
Richard Boden and Nic Phillips
Producers
Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni

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.

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