British Comedy Guide

Brass. Image shows from L to R: Bradley Hardacre (Timothy West), Lady Patience Hardacre (Caroline Blakiston). Copyright: Granada Television.

Brass

ITV sitcom / comedy drama spoofing drama serials. 32 episodes (3 series), 1983 - 1990. Stars Timothy West, Caroline Blakiston, Barbara Ewing, Geoffrey Hinsliff and others.

Brass. Bradley Hardacre (Timothy West). Copyright: Granada Television.

Brass

Pastiche of gritty, overblown drama serials of the 1970s and 80s

Genres
Sitcom, Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1983 - 1990
Channel
ITV
Episodes
32   (3 series)
Starring
Timothy West, Caroline Blakiston, Barbara Ewing, Geoffrey Hinsliff, David Ashton, Robert Reynolds, Gail Harrison, Emily Morgan and others
Writers
John Stevenson and Julian Roach
Director
Gareth Jones
Producers
Bill Podmore and Mark Robson

The Hardacres are the wealthy family living in the big house at the top of the hill. The Fairchilds are some of their employees, living in a tiny back-to-back terraced house at the bottom.

Mine, mill, shipyard (and more) owner Bradley Hardacre is self-made, coming from the very working class background which he now despises and abuses the members of. Despite that, much mingling goes on between the classes - and in particular between the two families - much of it sexual.

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