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

Joking Apart

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1991 - 1995
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

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. Stars Robert Bathurst, Fiona Gillies, Tracie Bennett, Paul Raffield and Paul Mark Elliott

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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
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.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 12th July 1991 at 9pm on BBC Two

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