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 9

Celia, the runaway nun Jacko helped, needs a place to stay. Jacko finds her proximity in the flat somewhat disconcerting and becomes a runaway himself.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th October 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 17th April 2014 2:40pm Drama
Thursday 17th April 2014 7:00pm Drama
Thursday 26th February 2015 6:00pm Drama
Monday 4th July 2016 1:40pm Drama
Monday 4th July 2016 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 31st July 2016 4:20pm Drama
Tuesday 12th September 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 12th September 2017 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 26th March 2019 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 11th February 2021 5:25pm Drama
Tuesday 15th February 2022 5:20pm 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
Bernadette Shortt Celia
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Jarvis Editor
John Bristow Production Designer
Annie Hardinge Costume Designer
Judith Morgan Make-up Designer
Don Babbage Lighting Designer

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