Home Television Comedy Barbara


1 9 9 5 – 2 0 0 3 (UK)
29 x 30 minute episodes

This ITV comedy starred Gwen Taylor who played Barbara Liversidge, a 52-year-old opinionated Yorkshirewoman, who ruled over her cabbie husband Ted (Sam Kelly) and nouveau-riche sister Jean (Sherrie Hewson) who was married to the simpering Phil (John Arthur).

They lived in Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Their twenty-something lovelorn son Neil (Benedict Sandiford) did very little, while their daughter, the long-suffering Linda (Elizabeth Carling) was married to Martin Pond (Mark Benton), a TV presenter with his own show (Pond Life) on a local TV channel.

Barbara’s colleague at the doctor’s surgery was Doreen (Madge Hindle).

Barbara Liversidge
Gwen Taylor 
Ted Liversidge
Sam Kelly
Martin Pond
Mark Benton
Linda Pond
Elizabeth Carling
Jean Nesbitt
Sherrie Hewson
Madge Hindle
Neil Liversidge
Benedict Sandiford
John Arthur
Julie Atherton
Queenie Liversidge
Jean Alexander