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.

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Series 1, Episode 6

Lesley's home from her Stateside getaway, but seems a little preoccupied. Meanwhile, after a spell in hospital, Jacko appears to have hit an "ice age".

Broadcast details

Monday 6th October 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 14th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Monday 14th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Monday 23rd February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 29th June 2016 1:40pm Drama
Wednesday 29th June 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 24th July 2016 4:20pm Drama
Thursday 7th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Thursday 7th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 21st March 2019 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 10th 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
Sheila Burrell Isabel
Caroline Gruber Woman in Shop
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Richard McManan-Smith Production Designer

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