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 11

Jacko is flying high with Gaynor, a stewardess, whose schedule threatens to ruin his image. Meanwhile, Lionel celebrates his extension ot family and premises with a 'do' to make him a legend in Motspur Park, but for Veronica the party is over.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th November 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Monday 2nd March 2015 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 6th July 2016 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 6th July 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 7th August 2016 3:40pm Drama
Thursday 14th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 14th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 28th March 2019 6:00pm Drama
Monday 15th February 2021 5:25pm Drama
Thursday 17th February 2022 5:20pm Drama

Cast & crew

Karl Howman Jacko
Gary Waldhorn Lionel Bainbridge
Elizabeth Counsell Veronica Bainbridge
Mike Walling Eric
Jackie Lye Sandra
Howard Lew Lewis Elmo
Kim Thomson Lesley Bainbridge
Guest cast
James Saxon Phillip Crane
Peter Cellier Mr Crane
Janine Duvitski Actor
Sally Osborn Actor
Helena Michell Actor
Ron Emslie Actor
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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