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.

Bread (Home)

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