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

Gimme Gimme Gimme

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1999 - 2001
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1999 - 2001
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
19 (3 series), plus 1 Comic Relief special
Stars
Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Rosalind Knight, Beth Goddard and Brian Bovell
Writers
Jonathan Harvey and Kathy Burke
Directors
Liddy Oldroyd and Tristram Shapeero
Producers
Sue Vertue, Matthew Francis, Jon Plowman, Mark Chapman and Peter Bennett-Jones
Companies

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...

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune is a cover of ABBA's Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), performed by Kathy Burke and James Drefus.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 8th January 1999 at 9pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • The London Studios

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