Gimme Gimme Gimme. Image shows from L to R: Linda (Kathy Burke), Tom (James Dreyfus). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Gimme Gimme Gimme

BBC One and BBC Two sitcom about a gay man and his best friend. 19 episodes (3 series), 1999 - 2001. Stars Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Rosalind Knight, Beth Goddard and Brian Bovell.

Gimme Gimme Gimme. Image shows from L to R: Tom (James Dreyfus), Linda (Kathy Burke). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Gimme Gimme Gimme

Repulsive, overweight, loudmouth cretin Linda La Hughes shares a flat with Tom Farrell, an extremely camp gay man: both are obsessed with men

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1999 - 2001
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
19   (3 series), plus 1 Comic Relief special
Starring
Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Rosalind Knight, Beth Goddard and Brian Bovell
Writer
Jonathan Harvey
Directors
Liddy Oldroyd and Tristram Shapeero
Producers
Sue Vertue and Matthew Francis

Meet north London flatmates Tom and Linda. He's gay and she's straight, but each are as boorish, obnoxious and repulsive as the other.

Tom's a rubbish actor with few credits to his name but an ego to rival any Hollywood starlet. Linda, a receptionist at a media company, would be a slag if she could find a single man remotely interested in going near her.

This eternal odd couple rent a shabby, poorly decorated flat with their pooled meagre earnings whilst getting drunk, living their own individual and intertwined existences, comforting each other throughout their many delusion-induced failures, and chasing some of the capital's unluckiest men.

Meanwhile, the flat downstairs at 69 Paradise Passage is home to the sickeningly sweet in-love mixed race couple Jez and Suze - but they too have a slightly darker side. Upstairs is elderly landlady Beryl, a former prostitute who might've given up the game but has certainly not settled down for an innocent retirement...

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune is a cover of ABBA's Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), performed by Kathy Burke and James Drefus.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 8th January 1999 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 7th December 2001 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Last repeat
Saturday 30th March 2019 at 12:10am on Gold

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