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Dossa And Joe (BBC-2 2002, Anne Charleston, Michael Caton)



Comedy drama about a married working class couple in Australia. Dossa, born in Ireland, and typical Aussie Joe, are facing up to life now that Joe is newly retired.

Something of an interesting series for the BBC, it was Caroline Aherne’s follow up to the massively successful Royle Family. Feeling under pressure Aherne had relocated to Australia and having written the sitcom there decided to film it there too.

Anne Charleston is probably best known for her role as Madge in Neighbours whilst Caton is known as both an actor (The Castle) and as a presenter of lifestyle TV shows.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 May – 19 June 2002

Writers: Caroline Aherne, Peter Herbert, Brett Whitford / Executive Producer and Director: Caroline Aherne

Michael Caton as Joe Bailey
Anne Charleston as Dossa Bailey
Jeanie Drynan as Vanessa
Donal Forde as Chook
Robert Bruning as Big Sean
Darren Gilshenan as Wayne
Ryan Johnson as Bobby Bailey
Jeanie Drynan as Claire (voice only)
Joel Edgerton as Robbo
Roy Billing as Charlie