Linda Green (BBC-1 2001-2002 , Liza Tarbuck, Claire Rushbrook)

Drama series about the Linda Green of the title, confident, funny and flirty, she works in a car showroom by day, selling finance on used motors.

But by night she’s in her element behind a microphone, belting out numbers at the local social club. She can’t keep a man for more than fifteen minutes, but then again, she doesn’t really want to!

Written by Paul Abbott (the BAFTA and RTS award-winning creator of Clocking Off), produced by Red Production Company (the creators of Queer as Folk), and starring Liza Tarbuck in the title role.

Originally conceived as a series of six half-hour dramas, the BBC were so impressed with the rough-cuts of the first two episodes that they immediately extended the series to ten episodes. Jane Tranter, Drama Commissioner at the BBC explained: “When we looked at the first two episodes, the immediacy, audacity and sheer sense of fun of the series was so apparent that we decided an initial run of six episodes would not be enough to introduce audiences to Linda Green.”

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production details
UK / BBC One – Red / 20×30 minute episodes / 2001-2002

Creator: Paul Abbott / Music: Guy Pratt / Executive Producers: Jane Tranter, Nicola Shindler, Paul Abbott / Producers: Nicola Shindler, Matthew Bird

LIZA TARBUCK as Linda Green
CLAIRE RUSHBROOK as Michelle Fenton
SEAN GALLAGHER as Jimmy McKenzie
DANIEL RYAN as Darren Alexander
DAVE HILL as Frank Green

SEASON ONE 30 October 2001 – 3 January 2002
1. EPISODE ONE (30 Oct 01)
2. EPISODE TWO (6 Nov 01)
3. EPISODE THREE (13 Nov 01)
4. EPISODE FOUR (20 Nov 01)
5. EPISODE FIVE (27 Nov 01)
6. EPISODE SIX (4 Dec 01)
7. EPISODE SEVEN (11 Dec 01)
8. EPISODE EIGHT (18 Dec 01)
10. EPISODE TEN (3 Jan 02)

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SEASON TWO 22 October – 17 December 2002
1. NO FRIENDS (22 Oct 02)
2. TERESA (29 Oct 02)
3. NEW ENGLAND (5 Nov 02)
4. BLIND DATE (12 Nov 02)
5. FOCUS (19 Nov 02)
6. VIVA ESPANA (26 Nov 02)
7. LIKE FATHER (3 Dec 02)
8. EASY COME, EASY GO (10 Dec 02)
9. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (17 Dec 02)
10. FOUR FRIENDS (17 Dec 02)

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