Desmond's. Copyright: Humphrey Barclay Productions
Desmond's

Desmond's

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1989 - 1994
  • 71 episodes (6 series)

Desmond's is, on the surface, just a Peckham barber shop - in reality, it's a meeting place, community centre, and old men's recreation room. Stars Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante, Geff Francis and more.

Desmond's. Image shows from L to R: Porkpie (Ram John Holder), Desmond (Norman Beaton), Matthew (Gyearbuor Asante). Copyright: Humphrey Barclay Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1989 - 1994
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
71 (6 series)
Stars
Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante, Geff Francis, Kim Walker, Justin Pickett and Robbie Gee
Writer
Trix Worrell
Directors
Mandie Fletcher and Charlie Hanson
Producers
Humphrey Barclay, Charlie Hanson and Al Mitchell
Companies

Desmond's is not just a barber shop in Peckham. Owned by Desmond and his wife Shirley, it's an all-round meeting place - and although constantly busy, very little actual hairdressing ever seems to get done!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune Don't Scratch My Soca was composed by John Collins with lyrics by Trix Worrell.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 5th January 1989 at 8:30pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 10th September 2021 at 7:30am on C4 - Series 1, Episode 5
  • Friday 10th September 2021 at 7:00am on C4 - Series 1, Episode 3
  • Friday 10th September 2021 at 6:35am on C4 - Series 1, Episode 2

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