Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that ran for 5 seasons and had 40 episodes on the BBC  – Brush Strokes


Opening Sequence / Theme Tune


About the Show

Summary of Plot

Jacko is a house painter who “appreciates” women, he sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love ? Will he settle down as he gets older ? – IMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

5 seasons



Karl Howman – Jacko

Mike Walling – Eric

Jackie Lye – Sandra

Howard Lew / Lewis – Elmo

Elizabeth Counsell – Veronica

Gary Waldhorn – Lionel



  • In one episode Jacko reads a bedtime story to a little girl. The cover of the book he is holding is clearly Stan and Jan Berenstain’s “The Bears’ Vacation” but the story he is reading out is completely different.


Classic Clips


A Clip of Episode 2 Season 1