The River. Davey (David Essex). Copyright: BBC.

The River

BBC Two sitcom about a Scottish barge owner. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1988. Stars David Essex, Katy Murphy, Shaun Scott, Vilma Hollingbery and David Ryall.

The River. Davey (David Essex). Copyright: BBC.

The River

Canal lock-keeper Davey falls for Scottish barge owner Sarah when she has to stay at his cottage whilst her boat is repaired

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1988
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
David Essex, Katy Murphy, Shaun Scott, Vilma Hollingbery and David Ryall
Writer
Michael Aitkens
Director
Susan Belbin
Producer
Susan Belbin

Canal lock-keeper, Davey, falls for Scottish barge owner Sarah when she has to stay at his cottage whilst her boat is repaired. Unfortunately Sarah tends to see Davey as a jack-the-lad (he *does* have previous) and only marginally better than pond (or river) scum. Davey also has to content with interfering Aunty Betty and his utterly barmy-and-incompetent assistant Tom Pike.

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