Watching. Image shows from L to R: Malcolm Stoneway (Paul Bown), Pamela Lynch nee Wilson (Liza Tarbuck), Brenda Wilson (Emma Wray). Copyright: Granada Television.


ITV sitcom about a young couple. 56 episodes (7 series), 1987 - 1993. Stars Emma Wray, Paul Bown, Liza Tarbuck, Patsy Byrne and others.

Watching. Image shows from L to R: Brenda Wilson (Emma Wray), Malcolm Stoneway (Paul Bown). Copyright: Granada Television.


Sitcom following the relationship of a mismatched couple

1987 - 1993
56   (7 series)
Emma Wray, Paul Bown, Liza Tarbuck, Patsy Byrne, Perry Fenwick, Philip Fox, John Bowler, Elizabeth Spriggs and others
Jim Hitchmough

Based around the relationship of keen bird watchers, Malcolm Stoney and Brenda Wilson, this sitcom follows their extremely rocky and turbulent relationship. They are constantly in and out of love and at one point it looks like Brenda has lost Malcolm forever when he marries another woman.

It also looks at Brenda's relationship with her more suburban sister Pam. Malcolm is a mummy's boy whilst Brenda is a feisty, independent female of the species.

Production Details

Production company
Emma Wray sang the theme song, What Does He See in Me?, which was written by Charles Hart. Incidental music was written and composed by Richie Close.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 5th July 1987 on ITV at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 27th December 1987 on ITV at 9:15pm

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