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

Barbara

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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Birthday

Jean's birthday is coming up and Barbara's baked a cake. Ted's convinced he caused the death of a friend by borrowing his strimmer, and Linda is ill in bed. Meanwhile, Martin's hoping for a job at Sky News.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 27th June 1999
Time
8pm
Channel
ITV
Length
24 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Gwen Taylor Barbara Liversidge
Sam Kelly Ted Liversidge
Madge Hindle Doreen
Mark Benton Martin Pond
Elizabeth Carling Linda Pond
Sherrie Hewson Jean
Benedict Sandiford Neil Liversidge
John Arthur Phil
Guest cast
Helen Atkinson-Wood Kate
Glen Kinch Desmond
Marlene Sidaway Moira
Writing team
Mark Bussell Writer
Rob Clark Writer
Ramsay Gilderdale Writer
Graham Mark Walker Writer
Production team
Richard Boden Director
Mark Bussell Producer
Justin Sbresni Producer
Richard Boden Executive Producer
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