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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 10

Lionel's life becomes more than an open-and-shut case when he loses his most precious possession. Jacko develops his outside interests and meets Linda, who brings a whole new ball game to his life.

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd November 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Friday 27th February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 5th July 2016 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 5th July 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 7th August 2016 3:00pm Drama
Wednesday 13th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 13th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 27th March 2019 6:00pm Drama
Friday 12th February 2021 5:25pm Drama
Wednesday 16th February 2022 5:20pm Drama

Cast & crew

Karl Howman Jacko
Gary Waldhorn Lionel Bainbridge
Elizabeth Counsell Veronica Bainbridge
Mike Walling Eric
Howard Lew Lewis Elmo
Nicky Croydon Jean
Guest cast
Carol Harrison (as Carole Harrison) Gloria
Tacy Kneale Linda
Pippa Haywood (as Philippa Haywood) Gillian
Chloe Howman Dancer
Katy-Jo Howman Dancer
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Jarvis Editor
John Bristow Production Designer
Annie Hardinge Costume Designer
Judith Morgan Make-up Designer
Ron Bristow Lighting Designer

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