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

BBC One sitcom about an incorrigible womaniser. 40 episodes (5 series), 1986 - 1991. Stars Karl Howman, Gary Waldhorn, Elizabeth Counsell, Mike Walling and others.

Brush Strokes - Complete Series One To Six

Brush Strokes - Complete Series One To Six

The complete collection of hit BBC sitcom Brush Strokes, five (not six) series of which were broadcast during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

From John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, the creators of hit series Please Sir! and The Good Life, Karl Howman stars as Jacko: painter, decorator and all-round charmer, never happier than when he's in the company of the opposite sex.

Somewhat naughty, always good-natured, Jacko lives with his married sister Jean and hangs out with the eccentric publican and wine bar owner Elmo Putney, while working for Bainbridge Decorators with his side-kick Eric, under the watchful and distrustful eye of his boss Lionel.

Working and flirting with Lionel's secretary Sandra, his daughter Lesley his wife Veronica, and just about anyone else he comes into contact with from policewomen to nuns and a very persuasive Italian daughter with a very protective family, it's a recipe for a little love, lot of laughter and forty episodes of comedy that feels as fresh and funny today as when it first hit the screen.

First released: Monday 7th October 2013


Series 1 as-broadcast was comprised of two separately filmed series. This anomaly explains the name of this box set in comparison to the five series listed and originally broadcast.
  • Distributor: Acorn Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 6
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: AV8042

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