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 2

An encounter with a trainee nun leaves Jacko in fear of the dole. Will he gain salvation or has his luck finally run out?

Broadcast details

Monday 8th September 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 8th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Tuesday 8th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Tuesday 17th February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 23rd June 2016 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 23rd June 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 17th July 2016 3:40pm Drama
Friday 1st September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Friday 1st September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 5:25pm Drama
Friday 4th February 2022 5:20pm Drama

Cast & crew

Karl Howman Jacko
Gary Waldhorn Lionel Bainbridge
Mike Walling Eric
Jackie Lye Sandra
Howard Lew Lewis Elmo
Kim Thomson Lesley Bainbridge
Guest cast
Bernadette Shortt Celia
Valerie Lush Mother Superior
James Saxon Phillip Crane
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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