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BBC One sitcom about a Liverpool family. 74 episodes (7 series), 1986 - 1991. Stars Jean Boht, Peter Howitt, Ronald Forfar, Jonathon Morris and others.


Carla Lane came up with the character of Joey after seeing a tall, blond man strutting slowly, confidently down a London street. She recalled in the 2009 documentary Beyond A Joke that she thought "I'm going to write about you; I don't know who you are, but I'm going to write about you - and I'm going to call you 'Joey'."