Comedy Clicks – This Week – Barbara

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 was unusually for an English sitcom was written by a team of writers – Barbara



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About the Show

Summary of Plot

Whether she likes it or not the out-spoken, no-nonsense Yorkshire woman Barbara (‘Gwen Taylor’) has become the agony aunt, problem-solver for her extended family – IMDb


Number of Seasons / Episodes

4 Season



Gwen Taylor – Barbara Liversidge
Sam Kelly – Ted Liversidge
Benedict Sandiford – Neil Liversidge
Mark Benton – Martin Pond
Elizabeth Carling – Linda Pond





  • A pilot was broadcast in 1995, and  then televised on ITV from 1999 to 2003
  • Barbara was first shown as a pilot within the Comedy Firsts series on 10 July 1995
  • The majority of location scenes for the series were filmed in various suburbs of Nottingham
  • Unusually for an English sitcom, Barbara was written by a team of writers



Barbara Knocks Out Ted’s Mum

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