The Brothers McGregor. Image shows from L to R: Wesley McGregor (Paul Barber), Cyril McGregor (Philip Whitchurch). Copyright: Granada Television.

The Brothers McGregor

ITV sitcom about half-brothers. 26 episodes (4 series), 1985 - 1988. Stars Paul Barber and Philip Whitchurch.

The Brothers McGregor

Liverpool-set sitcom about black and white half-brothers Wesley and Cyril who run an extremely dodgy second-hand car business

1985 - 1988
26   (4 series)
Julian Roach and John Stevenson
Paul Barber and Philip Whitchurch
Julian Roach and John Stevenson
Bernard Thompson

Two half brothers - one black, one white - have very different dreams in life. Wesley wants to be a politician while Cyril - engaged to Glenys Pike for six years - believes he will be the next Frank Sinatra.

Until their dreams come true, however, they must continue to run a dilapidated second hand car lot in Liverpool. To top up their incomes, both also work at the local Blue Cockatoo club - and Wesley writes letters to eminent persons about the Confederation of Black Industrialists, of which he is chair.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th September 1985 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 24th August 1988 on ITV at 10:35pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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