Brighton Belles

ITV sitcom. 11 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 1993 - 1994. Stars Sheila Hancock, Wendy Craig, Sheila Gish and Jean Boht.

Press Clippings

Can British remakes of American shows work?

Hang Ups, the new Stephen Mangan comedy based on Lisa Kudrow's original, is a rare example of the UK successfully taking on a US hit.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 8th August 2018

Failed British re-makes of American telly

When you look at UK attempts to re-make American situation comedies that were considered quite popular from an audience standpoint, they don't all work either. Here are a four examples I found to easily illustrate my point...

Tellyspotting, 4th May 2016

Yet another woeful sitcom from ITV. This was the ill-fated 1993 Brit version of US smash The Golden Girls starring Sheila Hancock, Wendy Craig and Jean Boht. A ratings disaster, only six of the original 10 episodes were shown in the premier run.

Lorna Cooper, MSN Entertainment, 12th August 2008

Yet another woeful sitcom from ITV. This was the ill-fated 1993 Brit version of US smash The Golden Girls starring Sheila Hancock, Wendy Craig and Jean Boht. A ratings disaster, only six of the original 10 episodes were shown in the premier run.

Lorna Cooper, MSN Entertainment, 12th August 2008