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.

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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
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
71 (6 series)
Creator
Trix Worrell
Stars
Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante, Geff Francis, Kim Walker, Justin Pickett, Robbie Gee and more
Writers
Trix Worrell, Annie Bruce, Laurence Goldbourne, Joan Hooley, Paul McKenzie, Alrick Riley, Carol Williams, Panji Anoff and more
Directors
Mandie Fletcher, Charlie Hanson, Nic Phillips, Trix Worrell, Lou Wakefield, Liddy Oldroyd, Jan Sargent, David Askey and Iain McLean
Producers
Humphrey Barclay, Charlie Hanson, Paulette Randall and Al Mitchell
Company

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!

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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.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 5th January 1989 at 8:30pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 6th February 2024 at 3:20am on Gold - Series 5, Episode 4
  • Monday 5th February 2024 at 7:05am on Gold - Series 5, Episode 4
  • Sunday 4th February 2024 at 3:30am on Gold - Series 5, Episode 2

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