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.

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

Sunday 27th June 1999
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
    Phil Moss Editor
    Scott Hinchcliffe Editor
    Tony Ferris Production Designer
    Pete Baikie Composer

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