1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 5 (UK)
19 x 15 minute episodes
This animated soap opera from Channel 4 was produced by the Spitting Image team and set in (fictional) London SE69 where the featured characters shared a crumbling Victorian villa.
In slug-ridden Flat B lived downtrodden Sophie, her “resting” film-maker boyfriend Jonathon (complete with pretentious goatee) and their lodger, a cutesy big-breasted actress called Flossie, who saw life in SE69 as “just like being in a documentary”.
In Flat C was single mother Marge Stenson, her teenage son, poppet-from-hell daughter Samantha, and her mad old mother.
Robbie and Larry were the gay couple in Flat D. Fatso was the psychopathic cat.
Grotesque in both its scatological humour and its unnervingly accurate characterisation, it would have been funny if it wasn’t so real.