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

The Brothers McGregor

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1985 - 1988
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Liverpool-set sitcom about black and white half-brothers Wesley and Cyril who run an extremely dodgy second-hand car business. Stars Paul Barber and Philip Whitchurch.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1985 - 1988
Channels
ITV
Episodes
26 (4 series)
Creators
Julian Roach and John Stevenson
Stars
Paul Barber and Philip Whitchurch
Writers
Julian Roach and John Stevenson
Director
Bernard Thompson
Producer
Bill Podmore
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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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th September 1985 at 8:30pm on ITV

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