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 more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Painter and decorator Jacko gets into a spot of bother after forgetfully arranging two dates on the same night. At least they're in the same pub!

Broadcast details

Monday 1st September 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 7th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Monday 7th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Monday 16th February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 22nd June 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 17th July 2016 3:00pm Drama
Thursday 31st August 2017 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 31st August 2017 6:00pm Drama
Monday 1st February 2021 5:25pm Drama
Thursday 3rd February 2022 5:20pm Drama
Friday 4th February 2022 3:15am Drama

Cast & crew

Karl Howman Jacko
Gary Waldhorn Lionel Bainbridge
Elizabeth Counsell Veronica Bainbridge
Mike Walling Eric
Jackie Lye Sandra
Howard Lew Lewis Elmo
Guest cast
Marsha Fitzalan Samantha
Miranda Forbes Traffic Warden
Elaine Lordan Office Worker
Bernadette Shortt Celia
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
David Pygram Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Richard McManan-Smith Production Designer

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