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


  • 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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6 - Scattering

Barbara drags the whole family across the county in order to scatter her recently deceased mother, Gladys's, ashes. Half-way up a mountain turns out, surprisingly, not to be the best place to go into labour...

Broadcast details

Sunday 1st August 1999
24 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 5th November 2012 4:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 6th November 2012 10:00am ITV3
Thursday 13th December 2012 4:15pm ITV3
Monday 17th June 2013 4:45pm ITV3
Saturday 20th July 2013 6:10am ITV3
Sunday 21st July 2013 1:30am ITV3
Thursday 21st November 2013 4:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 13th May 2014 4:50pm ITV3
Friday 29th August 2014 4:15pm ITV3

Cast & crew

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
Guest cast
Mina Anwar Midwife
Isabelle Adams Baby
Jeremy Colton Trolleyman
Frank Henson Stuntman
Dave Holland Stuntman
Iona Kennedy Woman on train
Benjamin Kennedy-Wilson Baby on train
Darren Tunstall Canvasser 1
Diana Johnson Canvasser 2
Ozzie Yue Cabby
Maureen Rees Self
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
Tony Ferris Production Designer
Pete Baikie Composer

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