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 3, Episode 4

Jacko and Sandra's relationship is now strictly Platonic. But, although he is now a 'free man' again, Jacko is thinking more about his life in general than his love life.

Broadcast details

Monday 19th December 1988
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 13th May 2014 2:40pm Drama
Tuesday 13th May 2014 7:00pm Drama
Thursday 19th March 2015 1:00pm Drama
Thursday 19th March 2015 6:00pm Drama
Monday 25th July 2016 1:40pm Drama
Monday 25th July 2016 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 4th January 2017 1:00am Drama
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 1:40pm Drama
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 16th April 2019 6:00pm Drama
Thursday 4th March 2021 5:20pm Drama
Sunday 24th July 2022 2:35am Drama

Cast & crew

Karl Howman Jacko
Gary Waldhorn Lionel Bainbridge
Elizabeth Counsell Veronica Bainbridge
Mike Walling Eric
Jackie Lye Sandra
Howard Lew Lewis Elmo
Nicky Croydon Jean
Erika Hoffman Lesley
Guest cast
Carol Harrison (as Carole Harrison) Gloria
Adam Bareham Giles
Kenneth MacDonald Reg
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Harold Snoad Director
Harold Snoad Producer
Al Gell Editor
Dave Hambelton (as David Hambelton) Editor
Andrée Welstead Hornby Production Designer
Joan Wadge Costume Designer
Sally Bounden-Warren Make-up Designer
Henry Barber Lighting Designer

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