Distinct Nostalgia

Great British Sitcom: How Desmond's Became a Cult Hit for Channel 4

August 14, 2020 MIM
Distinct Nostalgia
Great British Sitcom: How Desmond's Became a Cult Hit for Channel 4
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Distinct Nostalgia
Great British Sitcom: How Desmond's Became a Cult Hit for Channel 4
Aug 14, 2020
MIM

Desmond's ran from 1989 through to 1994. There were six series and 71 episodes making it Channel 4's longest ever running sitcom. Set around a black family who ran a barber's in Peckham, it starred the late, great Norman Beaton and Carmen Munroe in the lead roles. Desmond's shop was a gathering place for an assortment of hilarious local characters! Matilda Thorpe played Mandy and she's been remembering the sitcom. Bizarrely nothing like it has been seen on British television since.

Please Note: We also hope to hear from other cast members of Desmond's in coming weeks and months.

The Distinct Nostalgia theme is owned by MIM Productions and composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner. 

From now onwards you can enjoy 4 NEW Distinct Nostalgia shows every single week ...

Tuesday is specials day and for the next few weeks it's the home of Kelly's Heroes with Queer as Folk star Craig Kelly.

Thursday is now Distinct Nostalgia soap day. Loads of retro soap chat with the actual stars who were there ... 

The regular Distinct Nostalgia programme moves to Saturdays with a variety of shows celebrating all our tv and film yesterdays.

And of course we’ve also got the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz with Andy Hoyle.

Distinct Nostalgia - 4 Times A Week plus a treasure trove of programmes to listen to any time at DistinctNostalgia.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/distinctnostalgia)

Show Notes

Desmond's ran from 1989 through to 1994. There were six series and 71 episodes making it Channel 4's longest ever running sitcom. Set around a black family who ran a barber's in Peckham, it starred the late, great Norman Beaton and Carmen Munroe in the lead roles. Desmond's shop was a gathering place for an assortment of hilarious local characters! Matilda Thorpe played Mandy and she's been remembering the sitcom. Bizarrely nothing like it has been seen on British television since.

Please Note: We also hope to hear from other cast members of Desmond's in coming weeks and months.

The Distinct Nostalgia theme is owned by MIM Productions and composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner. 

From now onwards you can enjoy 4 NEW Distinct Nostalgia shows every single week ...

Tuesday is specials day and for the next few weeks it's the home of Kelly's Heroes with Queer as Folk star Craig Kelly.

Thursday is now Distinct Nostalgia soap day. Loads of retro soap chat with the actual stars who were there ... 

The regular Distinct Nostalgia programme moves to Saturdays with a variety of shows celebrating all our tv and film yesterdays.

And of course we’ve also got the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz with Andy Hoyle.

Distinct Nostalgia - 4 Times A Week plus a treasure trove of programmes to listen to any time at DistinctNostalgia.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/distinctnostalgia)