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Barbara (1995–2003)

TV Series | 27 min | Comedy

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. Her husband, Ted ('Sam Kelly'), has the most amazing of adventures whilst ...See moreWhether 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. Her husband, Ted ('Sam Kelly'), has the most amazing of adventures whilst driving his cab everyday whilst her outrageous son-in-law, Martin (Mark Benton), seems to investigate the most bizarre news stories for the local television station. Even at work she can't escape as she gets it in one ear from the other receptionist, Doreen (Madge Hindle), whose husband becomes involved in the most perverse of activities and in the other from her sister Jean (Sherrie Hewson) who positively enjoys relating her latest sexual conquests. Through it all Barbara struggles vainly on hoping one day for a quieter life! Written by Mark Smith See less
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Updated Jul 10, 1995

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Jul 10, 1995 (United Kingdom)

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Gwen Taylor
Barbara Liversidge Barbara Liversidge   See fewer
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Sam Kelly
Ted Liversidge Ted Liversidge   See fewer
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Benedict Sandiford
Neil Liversidge Neil Liversidge   See fewer
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Mark Benton
Martin Pond Martin Pond   See fewer
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Elizabeth Carling
Linda Pond Linda Pond   See fewer
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Madge Hindle
Doreen Doreen   See fewer
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Toby Longworth
Mike Burns Mike Burns   See fewer
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Amy Moss
Baby George Baby George   See fewer
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Lucy Moss
Baby George Baby George   See fewer
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William Bright
Baby George Baby George   See fewer
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Edward Bright
Baby George Baby George   See fewer
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Rob Brydon
Bob Sinclair Bob Sinclair   See fewer
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Jean Alexander
Queenie Liversidge Queenie Liversidge   See fewer
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Sean McShane
Fireman Fireman   See fewer
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Diana Johnson
Canvasser 2 / Mrs. Wade Canvasser 2 / Mrs. Wade   See fewer
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Bryan Pringle
Mr. Cooper Mr. Cooper   See fewer
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Andrew Alston
Mr. Stephens Mr. Stephens   See fewer
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Olive Pendleton
Mrs. Cooper Mrs. Cooper   See fewer
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Glen Davies
Martin Benson Martin Benson   See fewer
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Mrs. Chandler Mrs. Chandler   See fewer
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Mark Jardine
Mourner Mourner   See fewer
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Caroline Milmoe
Linda Benson Linda Benson   See fewer
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Shaaron Jackson
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Mr. Green Mr. Green   See fewer
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Angela Croft Angela Croft   See fewer
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Footballer Footballer   See fewer
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Himself Himself   See fewer
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Mr. Stubbs Mr. Stubbs   See fewer
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Bill Rodgers
Carpet Man Carpet Man   See fewer
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Norman Croft Norman Croft   See fewer
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Midwife Midwife   See fewer
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Mr. Dowell Mr. Dowell   See fewer
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Peter Pond Peter Pond   See fewer
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Mrs. Stubbs Mrs. Stubbs   See fewer
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Builder Builder   See fewer
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Wheelchair Man Wheelchair Man   See fewer
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Pam Pond Pam Pond   See fewer
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Cabby Cabby   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 102 votes