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Split Ends

1 9 8 9 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

A short-lived Granada sitcom for EastEnders star Anita Dobson, which cast her as Cath Gordon, the owner of a London hairdressing salon (Teasers) who was dithering between two romances – one with work-obsessed American stockbroker Clint (Harry Ditson) and one with Teasers’ head stylist David (Peter Blake).

Constantly harrassed by her mother, Ruth (Barbara New) to get married, Cath found little solace drinking tea at the salon with co-workers Aretha (Nimmy March), Herbie (Robin Davies) and loutish Youth Training Scheme apprentice Lee (Lee Whitlock).

As comedies went, it was the short, quick and mediocre equivalent of the pudding basin cut . . .

Cath Gordon
Anita Dobson
Harry Ditson
Peter Blake
Barbara New
Nimmy March
Robin Davies
Lee Whitlock