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 13

Veronica returns to the scene with a proposition for Jacko which leaves him full of guilt, Lionel wallows in self-pity and unironed shirts and Philip becomes the man his nanny always told him he would be.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th November 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 25th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Friday 25th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Wednesday 4th March 2015 6:00pm Drama
Friday 8th July 2016 1:40pm Drama
Friday 8th July 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 14th August 2016 3:00pm Drama
Monday 18th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Monday 18th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Monday 1st April 2019 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 17th February 2021 5:25pm Drama
Monday 21st 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
Joanne Heywood Actor
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Bristow Production Designer
Annie Hardinge Costume Designer
Judith Morgan Make-up Designer
Ron Bristow Lighting Designer

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