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.


Writer Graham Mark Walker was credited as Graham Walker in Series 1.

Barbara was piloted as the first episode of Central's 1995 Comedy Firsts series; the second episode, Sometime, Never, was the only other to be commissioned.

ITV's constant switching and postponing of Barbara episodes in the schedules eventually lead to the 12-episode Series 3 being split into two chunks; accordingly, the second half is in some places listed as Series 4.