Barbara. Image shows from L to R: Barbara Liversidge (Gwen Taylor), Ted Liversidge (Sam Kelly)
Barbara

Barbara

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1995 - 2003
  • 29 episodes (3 series)

No-nonsense Yorkshire housewife Barbara Liversage imposes herself as the agony aunt and problem-solver for her extended family. Stars Gwen Taylor, Sam Kelly, Madge Hindle, Mark Benton, Elizabeth Carling and more.

Barbara. Image shows from L to R: Ted Liversidge (Sam Kelly), Barbara Liversidge (Gwen Taylor)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1995 - 2003
Channels
ITV
Episodes
29 (1 pilot + 3 series)
Stars
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, Justin Sbresni, Richard Boden and Nick Symons
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

Comedy Firsts

Also known as
  • Comedy Firsts: Barbara (Pilot)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune was composed by Pete Baikie.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 10th July 1995 at 8pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Friday 4th April 2003 at 8:30pm on ITV
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • The Television House - Pilot.
  • Carlton Studios - Series.

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