1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 5 (UK)
19 x 30 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 cutesy actress lodger Floss – who saw life in SE69 as “just like being in a documentary”.
In Flat C was single mother Marge Stenson, her teenage son, and poppet-from-hell daughter Samantha.
Robbie and Larry were the gay couple in Flat D. Fatso was the cat, and Enid the granny.
Grotesque in both its scatological humour and its unnervingly accurate characterisation, it would have been funny if it wasn’t so real.