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


ITV sitcom about a no-nonsense housewife. 29 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 1995 - 2003. Stars Gwen Taylor, Sam Kelly, Madge Hindle, Mark Benton and others.

Pilot - Job

No-nonsense housewife Gwen Taylor is none-too-impressed when her son-in-law reveals plans to move, with his wife and son, to Wales.


This pilot episode was broadcast as the first of a series of pilots for ITV in 1995 under the Comedy Firsts banner. Of the six episodes broadcast, the second - Sometime, Never - was the only other to be commissioned for a full series.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th July 1995
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Gwen Taylor Barbara Liversidge
Sam Kelly Ted Liversidge
Madge Hindle Doreen
Guest cast
Shirley Anne Field (as Shirley-Anne Field) Jean
Caroline Milmoe Linda
Glen Davies Martin
Dee Orr Mrs. Evans
Bill Gavin Mr. Meeks
Benjamin Robinson Baby George
Writing team
Mark Bussell Writer
Rob Clark Writer
Ramsay Gilderdale Writer
Graham Mark Walker Writer
Production team
Les Chatfield Director
Mark Bussell Producer
Paul Spencer Executive Producer
Peter Rudd Editor
Tony Ferris Production Designer