Brush Strokes. Image shows from L to R: Jacko (Karl Howman), Lionel Bainbridge (Gary Waldhorn), Sandra (Jackie Lye), Eric (Mike Walling). Copyright: BBC
Brush Strokes

Brush Strokes

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1986 - 1991
  • 40 episodes (5 series)

Jacko, a painter, is an habitual womaniser and cheeky chappy from South London, with somewhat of a loving, sensitive streak lurking not far beneath. Stars Karl Howman, Gary Waldhorn, Elizabeth Counsell, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye and Howard Lew Lewis

Brush Strokes. Image shows from L to R: Eric (Mike Walling), Jacko (Karl Howman). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1986 - 1991
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
40 (5 series)
Stars
Karl Howman, Gary Waldhorn, Elizabeth Counsell, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye and Howard Lew Lewis
Writers
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Director
Mandie Fletcher
Producer
Sydney Lotterby
Companies

Jacko is a stereotypical south-London jack-the-lad; an habitual womaniser, he can't help making some kind of pass at almost every woman he sees - not so much in the search for 'the one', as in the search for 'any one' for the evening; but not necessarily to do any more than talk to.

He may appear negatively to some, but underneath the surface Jacko's a sensitive, thoughtful soul with a genuine interest in women, and a somewhat unfortunate habit of genuinely falling for the ladies he chases.

His boss, Lionel Bainbridge, has little appreciation of the existence of such qualities in men, and sees Jacko as a depraved, perverted sex machine who's had it away with half of the female population - and would with the other half, given the chance.

Lionel's at constant odds with Jacko, who rents a room from his sister and her husband - his best mate and work colleague - Eric, and the loveable rogue is in near constant fear of losing his job. He'd be out on his ear if Lionel discovered just the extent to which Lesley, his beloved daughter, had been the willing victim to Jacko's charms!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st September 1986 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 1: Thursday 3rd February at 5:20pm on Drama
  2. Series 1, Episode 1: Friday 4th February at 3:15am on Drama
  3. Series 1, Episode 2: Friday 4th February at 5:20pm on Drama
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