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 (1994)

ITV sitcom / comedy drama about relationships in middle England. 22 episodes (3 series), 1994 - 1996. Stars Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Josie Lawrence, Timothy Spall and others.

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

Outside Edge

Gentle relationship-based sitcom set around an amateur cricket club and two very different couples brought together by it

Genres
Sitcom, Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1994 - 1996
Channel
ITV
Episodes
22   (3 series)
Starring
Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Josie Lawrence, Timothy Spall, Denis Lill, Ben Daniels, Michael Jayston, Jeremy Nicholas and others
Writer
Richard Harris
Director
Nick Hurran
Producer
Paula Burdon

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.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
All music arranged and conducted by Fiachra Trench.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 24th March 1994 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 13th February 1996 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last repeat
Monday 30th April 2018 at 5:30am on ITV Encore

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