Tricky Business (BBC-1 1989-1991 with Marcus Clarke and Una Stubbs)

UK / BBC One / 27×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 April 1989 – 30 May 1991

Producers: Richard Simkin (Season 1), Judy Whitfield (Season 2), Martin Hughes (Season 3),

Children’ sitcom. Seasons one and two took the form of shenanigans in a magic shop, season three continued the magic theme but was set in an old theatre.

The first season focused on married couple Mr and Mrs Breeze who ran the magic shop and also performed as double act Bright and Breezy but for the second season they had departed leaving Mr Crabtree in charge. The third and final season featured a mostly new cast (magician Paul Zenon hung around) and format with Bernie Clifton taking centre stage as the new owner of a run down theatre.

MARCUS CLARKE as Crabtree (Seasons 1-2)
UNA STUBBS as Mrs Breeze (Season 1)
JOHN QUAYLE as Mr Breeze (Season 1)
SALLY ANNE MARSH as Lucy (Season 1)
JOHN SURMAN as Mr Sadd (Season 2)
PAUL ZENON as Mickie (Seasons 2-3)
PATSY PALMER as Zoe (Season 2)
SONIA MAY as Jeannie (Season 2)
ANTHONY DAVIS as Daniel (Season 2)
BERNIE CLIFTON as Bernie (Season 3)
LESLIE SCHOFIELD as Derek Yates (Season 3)
REBECCA FRONT as Debbie (Season 3)
TERRY RANDALL as Eddie Farrow (Season 3)