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 2, Episode 1 - Kids

After being kept awake all night by the baby's crying, Martin falls asleep on air and is given the sack. Meanwhile, Ted's had a mortality shock and is determined to "feel alive"; and Neil has finally got a girlfriend.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th November 2000
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
Benedict Sandiford Neil Liversidge
Guest cast
Toby Longworth Mike Burns
Isobel Middleton Carla
Howard Crossley Graham
Duncan Faber Ken
Ray Gardner Barry
Kenneth Hadley Mr. Morris
Russell Hayes Kid
Sarah Horner Emma
Amy Moss Baby George
Lucy Moss Baby George
Ted Robbins Zeppy
Ian Angus Wilkie Vicar
Writing team
Mark Bussell Writer
Ramsay Gilderdale Writer
Graham Mark Walker Writer
Justin Sbresni Writer
Production team
Nic Phillips Director
Mark Bussell Producer
Justin Sbresni Producer
Nick Symons Executive Producer

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