Outside Edge. Image shows from L to R: Maggie Costello (Josie Lawrence), Kevin Costello (Timothy Spall), Miriam Dervish (Brenda Blethyn), Roger Dervish (Robert Daws). Copyright: Central Independent Television
Outside Edge

Outside Edge (1994)

  • TV sitcom / comedy drama
  • ITV
  • 1994 - 1996
  • 22 episodes (3 series)

Gentle relationship-based sitcom set around an amateur cricket club and two very different couples brought together by it. Stars Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Josie Lawrence, Timothy Spall, Denis Lill and more.

Outside Edge. Image shows from L to R: Roger Dervish (Robert Daws), Kevin Costello (Timothy Spall). Copyright: Central Independent Television

Key details

Genres
Sitcom, Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1994 - 1996
Channels
ITV
Episodes
22 (3 series)
Stars
Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Josie Lawrence, Timothy Spall, Denis Lill, Ben Daniels, Michael Jayston, Jeremy Nicholas and more
Writer
Richard Harris
Director
Nick Hurran
Producers
Paula Burdon and Paul Spencer
Companies

Based on Richard Harris's stage production, Outside Edge follows the lives of two couples, who bond only through the local cricket league.

Roger (Robert Daws) and Miriam (Brenda Blethyn) couldn't be more different to Kevin (Timothy Spall) and Maggie (Josie Lawrence) but when they are thrown together, Maggie and Mim become good friends and learn from one another. Kevin and Maggie's passionate relationship forces Mim to analyse her own marriage whilst Roger is too busy obsessing over the following week's match.

Harris gently satirises middle class England through the members of Brent Park Cricket Club, all of whom have their own dysfunctional relationships and family problems.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
All music arranged and conducted by Fiachra Trench.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 24th March 1994 at 8:30pm on ITV
Most recent repeats

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