Tuesday, December 15, 2009
TV 019: Bread (Home) - Dave Mackay
Carla Lane was the writer behind Bread, a likeable sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1991.
The programme centred around a Liverpool family called the Boswells who were perpetually "living on their wits". Their escapades were funny and often raised a laugh but belied the darker strain that lay beneath - how difficult it was for a working class family to survive in Thatcher's Britain.
Carla Lane was interviewed on Brass Eye in 1997 and came across as entirely humourless - not a fair reflection on her, I think.
The upbeat and catchy theme was written and performed by Dave Mackay.
Comments and feedback are welcome.
Posted by nlgbbbblth at 8:09 AM