Joking Apart. Image shows from L to R: Mark Taylor (Robert Bathurst), Becky Johnson (Fiona Gillies). Copyright: BBC.

Joking Apart

BBC Two sitcom. 13 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1991 - 1995. Stars Robert Bathurst, Fiona Gillies, Tracie Bennett, Paul Raffield and Paul Mark Elliott.

Joking Apart. Mark Taylor (Robert Bathurst). Copyright: BBC.

Joking Apart

Stand-up comedian Mark is left by his wife. He must attempt to win Becky back, get revenge on her new man Trevor, and deal with her well-meaning but simple friends, Tracy and Robert

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1991 - 1995
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
13   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Starring
Robert Bathurst, Fiona Gillies, Tracie Bennett, Paul Raffield and Paul Mark Elliott
Writer
Steven Moffat
Director
Bob Spiers
Producer
Andre Ptaszyński

Stand-up comedian, Mark has been left by his wife, Becky, for odious estate agent Trevor. Becky's rather simple, but loyal friends Tracy and Robert are caught in the crossfire.

Mark has to try and win Becky back, get his own back on Trevor as well as deal with hopeless Tracy and Robert and their ever-hysterical marriage.

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Production Details

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Soundtrack
The theme tune is a cover version of Fool (If You Think It's Over) by Chris Rea. The composers were Kenny Craddock and Colin Gibson.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 12th July 1991 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 7th February 1995 on BBC One at 9pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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