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 5

Reg, Jacko's brother, turns up at the pub. He's still suspicious of his brother after the incident, but wants to talk. Meanwhile, Lesley's demands prove a turn-off for Jacko, and their relationship soon hits the rocks.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th September 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 11th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Friday 11th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Friday 20th February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 28th June 2016 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 28th June 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 24th July 2016 3:40pm Drama
Wednesday 6th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 6th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 20th March 2019 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 9th February 2022 5:25pm Drama

Cast & crew

Karl Howman Jacko
Gary Waldhorn Lionel Bainbridge
Elizabeth Counsell Veronica Bainbridge
Jackie Lye Sandra
Howard Lew Lewis Elmo
Kim Thomson Lesley Bainbridge
Guest cast
Christopher Ellison Reg
Carol Harrison (as Carole Harrison) Gloria
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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