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


  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 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 3, Episode 9 - Guy Fawkes

It's Bonfire Night, and Ted is obsessing over his new shed. Barbara learns that an old friend has died, but could her husband be keeping a little secret? Jean, meanwhile, has caught the internet shopping bug.

Broadcast details

Sunday 9th March 2003
23 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th November 2012 4:20pm ITV3
Friday 9th August 2013 4:50pm ITV3
Sunday 13th October 2013 6:10am ITV3
Wednesday 18th December 2013 4:15pm ITV3
Thursday 25th September 2014 4:15pm ITV3

Cast & crew

Gwen Taylor Barbara Liversidge
Sam Kelly Ted Liversidge
Madge Hindle Doreen
Elizabeth Carling Linda Pond
Sherrie Hewson Jean
Benedict Sandiford Neil Liversidge
John Arthur Phil
Guest cast
Bernard Cribbins Frank
Fiona Clarke Lucy
Sean McShane Fireman
Jose Cook Edna
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
Barry Osment Editor
Tony Ferris Production Designer
Pete Baikie Composer

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