In Sam Saturday Detective Inspector Sam Sterne work the mean streets of London but has more than a few problems at home. He’s a divorcee who has his mother living with him – a fact that seems to be making it very difficult for him to establish any new romantic relationships.
Created by Alvin Rakoff Sam Saturday was perhaps a little too quirky for it’s own good and lasted for just the one short series season of six episodes.
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television – Cinema Verity / 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 27 June – 8 August 1992
Creator: Alvin Rakoff / Music: Rick Wentworth / Executive Producers: Verity Lambert, Nick Elliott / Producers: Sharon Bloom, Alvin Rakoff
Ivan Kaye as Detective Inspector Sam Sterne
Doreen Mantle as Rita Sterne
Peter Armitage as Jim Butler
Tracie Hart as Carol Greenberg
David Fleeshman as Michael Sterne
Michael Elwyn as Chief Detective Inspector Simpson
Simon Slater as Detective Inspector Griffiths
Gareth Marks as Harry Greenberg
1. ON THE OTHER HAND (27 Jun 92)
2. HOME FREE (4 Jul 92)
3. STREET LIFE (11 Jul 92)
4. CHOCOLATES WOULD BE NICER (18 Jul 92)
5. JUDGEMENT (1 Aug 92)
6. A CHEMICAL REACTION (8 Aug 92)
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