1 9 8 1 (UK)
5 x 25 minute episodes
This BBC2 comedy series with a feminine bias consisted of various sketches performed by four women – Jeni Barnett, Linda Broughton, Alison Skilbeck and Linda Dobell – and one ‘token’ man (Philip Bird), with piano numbers by Helen Galvin.
Each episode in the series – produced in Manchester – had a theme such as health, law and politics. There was also an ongoing sketch about “Bogwomen” – an ancient matriarchal society from the Lancashire swamps.
The four main writers were Sue Jamieson, Byrony Lavery, Vicky Pile and Sue Townsend.