Desmond's. Copyright: Humphrey Barclay Productions.

Desmond's

Channel 4 sitcom about a community. 71 episodes (6 series), 1989 - 1994. Stars Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante and others.

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

Desmond's

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

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Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1989 - 1994
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
71   (6 series)
Starring
Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante, Geff Francis, Kim Walker, Justin Pickett and Robbie Gee
Writer
Trix Worrell

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!

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune Don't Scratch My Soca by John Collins with lyrics by Trix Worrell.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 5th January 1989 on Channel 4 at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 19th December 1994 on Channel 4 at 8:30pm
Last repeat
Sunday 10th September 2017 at 3:45am on London Live

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