Home Television Comedy Bright Side, The

Bright Side, The

1 9 8 5 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

This Channel 4 sitcom starred Paula Wilcox as Cynthia Bright, a young sweet-tempered suburban housewife who is learning to cope with life while her inoffensive first-offender philatelist husband, Lionel (Paul Copley) is locked up for four years in an open prison.

Ex-Coronation Street stalwart Geoffrey Hughes played a mild-mannered and kindly prison warden who is driven to distraction by the scatty Mrs Bright, who finds solace in her goldfish.

Viewers were unimpressed and the series was cancelled after just six episodes.

Cynthia Bright
Paula Wilcox
Lionel Bright
Paul Copley
Mr Lithgow
Geoffrey Hughes
Mrs Pickles
Annie Leake
Mrs Bright
Hilda Braid
Mrs Beasley
Stella Tanner
Mr Royal
Derek Martin
Mr Chadwick
Bill Treacher
Mr Humphries
Johnny Shannon
Mrs Chadwick
Madge Hindle

Episodes

Visiting Orders | Never Look a Gift Horse in the Eye | Stiffs | On the Move | A Little Bit of Chutzpah | Cool Hand Cynthia