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B-And-B (BBC Sitcom, Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly)

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In short lived 1968 sitcom B-And-B real life husband and wife Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly played versions of themselves in stories detailing (fictictious) episodes from their showbiz life. The stories actually had a slightly harder edge than most sitcoms of the era with at one stage Bernie and Barbara considering divorce.

Written by Michael Pertwee the series began life as a Comedy Playhouse entry broadcast on 7 June 1968. Barbara and Bernie’s real life daughter Kim Braden played their daughter Sally and Mark Griffith played son Johnny. Guests included Pauline Collins (who played French au pair Chantal in the Comedy Playhouse pilot), Gordon Rollings, Frank Thornton, Terence Alexander, Anthony Newlands, Hilary Pritchard and Michael Des Barres.

Cast: Bernard Braden as Bernie; Barbara Kelly as Barbara; Kim Braden as Sally; Mark Griffith as Johnny

Writer: Michael Pertwee / Producer: Michael Mills

UK / BBC One / 6×30 minute episodes / 13 November – 18 December 1968 Wednesdays 8.20pm