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.

Pilot - Joking Apart

A black comedy about a scriptwriter whose work takes over his life. Mark Taylor's wife finally leaves him, after an eventful marriage which begins at a funeral and finishes at a surprise party.

Notes

Part of the Comic Asides strand.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 12th July 1991
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Robert Bathurst Mark Taylor
Fiona Gillies Becky Johnson
Tracie Bennett Tracy Glazebrook
Paul Raffield Robert Glazebrook
Guest cast
Rhoda Lewis Lady At Funeral
Paul Rainbow Man At Funeral
James Greene Vicar
Writing team
Steven Moffat Writer
Production team
John Kilby Director
Andre Ptaszyński Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Jim Hatchard Production Designer