Mulberry. Image shows from L to R: Miss Farnaby (Geraldine McEwan), Mulberry (Karl Howman). Copyright: BBC.

Mulberry

BBC One sitcom about a stranger. 13 episodes (2 series), 1992 - 1993. Stars Karl Howman, Geraldine McEwan, John Bennett, Tony Selby and others.

Mulberry. Image shows from L to R: Miss Farnaby (Geraldine McEwan), Mulberry (Karl Howman). Copyright: BBC.

Mulberry

Gentle sitcom about an cantankerous old spinster who begrudgingly befriends Mulberry, son of the Grim Reaper, when he comes to collect her

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1992 - 1993
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
Karl Howman, Geraldine McEwan, John Bennett, Tony Selby, Lill Roughley and Mary Healey
Writers
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Director
John B Hobbs
Producer
John B Hobbs

The story is set around an elderly lady, Miss Farnaby, who lives a dull life in an old manor house.

Wanted: a young person to render general domestic assistance. According to Bert and Alice, the two surly servants who work for the formidable Miss Farnaby (Geraldine McEwan), the notice should read: "Wanted: masochist to be at the beck and call of cantankerous old trout." Fortunately, Mulberry has never met Bert or Alice. In fact, no one knows where he comes from. Out of the blue, he just turns up one day at the family mansion, without a single qualification to his name, and sweet-talks his way into the job.

Suddenly, the dull old house is not dull anymore and Miss Farnaby's life will never be the same again. But who is the mysterious man in black, and what does he want with Mulberry?

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme is sung by Karl Howman, the music is by Chris Adonis and Chris Nicolaides, arranged by Steve Parr.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 24th February 1992 on BBC One at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 25th May 1993 on BBC One at 8pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 31st August 1993 at 8:30pm

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