No Frills. Image shows from L to R: Molly Bickerstaff (Kathy Staff), Kate (Belinda Sinclair), Suzy (Katharine Schlesinger). Copyright: BBC.

No Frills

BBC One sitcom about three generations of women. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1988. Stars Kathy Staff, Belinda Sinclair, Katharine Schlesinger, Jan Ravens and Freddie Brooks.

No Frills

Molly Bickerstaff from Oldham decides to live with her daughter, Kate and her granddaughter, Suzy in London after the death of her husband

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1988
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
7   (1 series)
Starring
Kathy Staff, Belinda Sinclair, Katharine Schlesinger, Jan Ravens and Freddie Brooks
Writer
Janey Preger
Director
Mandie Fletcher
Producer
Mandie Fletcher

Recently widowed, Molly Bickerstaff (Kathy Staff) leaves her home in Oldham, Greater Manchester, to visit - and eventually stay with - her divorced daughter, Kate, in London, and Kate's own 15-year old daughter Suzy. But which gap will be bigger: generational, or the north/south divide?

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 5th September 1988 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 17th October 1988 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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