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 3

Taking the initiative, Jacko goes to meet the lovely-voiced sales girl at one of Bainbridge's suppliers - and finds the reason for her coolness in the form of a wheelchair. Meanwhile, drama with a 'Lesley' is narrowly averted.

Broadcast details

Monday 15th September 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 9th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Wednesday 9th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Wednesday 18th February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Friday 24th June 2016 1:40pm Drama
Friday 24th June 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 17th July 2016 4:20pm Drama
Monday 4th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Monday 4th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Monday 18th March 2019 6:10pm Drama
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 5:25pm Drama
Monday 7th 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
Holly De Jong Julie
Penny Smith Receptionist
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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