Dream Stuffing. Image shows from L to R: Mo (Amanda Symonds), Jude (Rachel Weaver). Copyright: Limehouse Productions
Dream Stuffing

Dream Stuffing

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1984
  • 10 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about two young women sharing a high-rise flat in east London, struggling to find work, love, and their place in society. Stars Rachel Weaver, Amanda Symonds, Frank Lee, Ray Burdis and Maria Charles

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1984
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
10 (1 series)
Stars
Rachel Weaver, Amanda Symonds, Frank Lee, Ray Burdis and Maria Charles
Writers
Paul Hines and Su Wilkins
Director
John Kaye Cooper
Producer
Humphrey Barclay
Companies

For Jude and Mo, life around Shadwell, in the East End of London, means living in a grotty tower block and shuffling between job and dole queue.

Jude's a part-time punk and wannabe saxophonist. Convinced her artistic streak will one day soon propel her to stardom, she'll attempt almost anything to keep herself on the dole and out of work, including feigning pregnancy!

Maureen is far more practical, if not rather unlucky. It'd be an exaggeration to say she enjoys her job at the glass-eye factory, but when it shuts down Mo's rather worried about losing her income and having to claim benefits.

Only just getting by on a daily basis, their lives are complicated by Mo's cantankerous Jewish mother, May; their friend and Mo's former colleague, the heavily pregnant Brenda; next-door neighbour and closet homosexual Richard; and his father, Bill, who insists on operating London's only high-rise scrapyard from their flat!

But there's always hope...isn't there?

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme song is London Girls by Kirsty MacColl. Incidental music arranged by Graham Preskett.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 6th January 1984 at 9pm on Channel 4
Last new broadcast
Friday 9th March 1984 at 9pm on Channel 4

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