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Brush Strokes (BBC Sitcom, Karl Howman, Mike Walling)



Sitcom Brush Strokes detailed the adventures of amorous London painter and decorator Jacko. Jacko lived in the house of his sister Jean and brother in law Eric who he also worked with.

Both worked for the eccentric Lionel Bainnridge. Later after Lionel died his wife Veronica took over the business. Jacko had a love hate relationship with Lionel’s daughter Lesley.

Cast: Karl Howman (Jacko), Gary Waldhorn (Lionel Bainbridge Season 1-3), Howard Lew Lewis (Elmo Putney), Elizabeth Counsell (Veronica Bainbridge), Jackie Lye (Sandra), Mike Walling (Eric), Kim Thomson (Lesley Season 1), Erika Hoffman as Lesley (From Season 2)

Writers: John Esmonde, Bob Larbey / Theme Music: Dexy’s Midnight Runners

UK / BBC One / 40×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1 September 1986 – 7 April 1991