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.

Series 1, Episode 5

Molly encourages Kate to place an advert in the local newspaper's dating column. A divorcee, Garth, sends her a reply and they go out for a meal at a nearby restaurant. He's nice enough, but is he Kate's 'type'...?

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd October 1988
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Kathy Staff Molly Bickerstaff
Belinda Sinclair Kate
Katharine Schlesinger Suzy
Jan Ravens Nicky
Freddie Brooks Grant
Guest cast
Brian Gwaspari Garth
Les Davidson Guitarist
Writing team
Janey Preger Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Mandie Fletcher Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Wilkinson Editor
Antony Thorpe Production Designer
Keith Nichols Composer