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 4

As Lesley discovers Jacko's identity, she offers Lionel an ultimatum. Meanwhile, Jacko's duties as an uncle get in the way of his dating schedule. Who will come out on top?

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd September 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 10th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Thursday 10th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Thursday 19th February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Monday 27th June 2016 1:40pm Drama
Monday 27th June 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 24th July 2016 3:00pm Drama
Tuesday 5th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 5th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 19th March 2019 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 4th February 2021 5:25pm Drama
Tuesday 8th February 2022 5:25pm Drama

Cast & crew

Karl Howman Jacko
Gary Waldhorn Lionel Bainbridge
Elizabeth Counsell Veronica Bainbridge
Mike Walling Eric
Jackie Lye Sandra
Kim Thomson Lesley Bainbridge
Nicky Croydon Jean
Guest cast
James Saxon Phillip Crane
Leila Bertrand Seraphina
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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