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 5 - Tyres

Following one outburst too many, Barbara receives an official warning about her behaviour at the surgery and resigns in protest. Meanwhile, Martin's inspired to move into investigative journalism - a vocation that does not exactly suit - and Brian nominates Ted as his 'phone a friend' when he gets a place on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd December 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
Sherrie Hewson Jean
Benedict Sandiford Neil Liversidge
Guest cast
C.J. Allen (as C. J. Allen) Mr. Dowell
Jackie D. Broad Mrs. Burke
Guy Fearon Steve
Kim Gillespie Farmer Forbes
Susan Jeffrey Doctor Singer
John Line Mr. Venning
David Lumsden Wheelchair Man
Michael Lumsden Jogger
Anny Tobin Mrs. Turnbull
Les Dennis Self
Writing team
Mark Bussell Writer
Rob Clark 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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