Bread (1986–1991)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 276 users  
Reviews: 10 user

Add a Plot

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 521 titles
created 11 Jun 2011
 
a list of 339 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 59 titles
created 20 Sep 2012
 
a list of 164 titles
created 04 Dec 2012
 
a list of 253 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bread (1986–1991)

Bread (1986–1991) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bread.

Season:

7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1988 | 1987 | 1986
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jean Boht ...
 Nellie Boswell (74 episodes, 1986-1991)
Nick Conway ...
 Billy Boswell (74 episodes, 1986-1991)
Jonathon Morris ...
 Adrian Boswell (74 episodes, 1986-1991)
Kenneth Waller ...
 Grandad (74 episodes, 1986-1991)
Ronald Forfar ...
 Freddie Boswell / ... (62 episodes, 1986-1990)
...
 Jack Boswell (61 episodes, 1986-1991)
Giles Watling ...
 Oswald (49 episodes, 1988-1991)
...
 Shifty Boswell (49 episodes, 1988-1991)
Eileen Pollock ...
 Lilo Lill (43 episodes, 1987-1991)
Hilary Crowson ...
 Julie (41 episodes, 1987-1989)
...
 Joey Boswell (39 episodes, 1986-1988)
Gilly Coman ...
 Aveline Boswell (39 episodes, 1986-1988)
Pamela Power ...
 Martina / ... (37 episodes, 1986-1991)
Graham Bickley ...
 Joey Boswell (35 episodes, 1989-1991)
...
 Aveline Boswell (35 episodes, 1989-1991)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 1986 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(71 episodes) | (2 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Adrian Boswell's actual name was James (Jimmy) Boswell, he just used the name Adrian for his work inside the real estate industry as he felt James was too common a name. See more »

Quotes

Jack Boswell: [Aveline has decided to give up modelling] You'll be like a normal girl. You won't spend hours in the bathroom defoliating yourself.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: Bread (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Home
(uncredited)
(Title Theme)
Written by David Mackay and Carla Lane
Performed by The Cast
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fond memories
19 April 2006 | by (Tampere, Finland) – See all my reviews

I have fond memories of this show. It ran in Finland when I was 11-12 (in 1990-1992), and I fell in love with Joey Boswell. I would never miss an episode. I thought it was so much fun, especially every time the family drove to solve some problem: first Joey's Jaguar, then Jack's van, then Adrian's motorbike and Billy's old broken Beetle...There was always one empty chair at the end of the table, and I imagined myself sitting there as the youngest daughter of the family. I remember the catchphrases - "I'm not ready for all this!", "She's a tart!" (which my grandmother disapproved of), "Greetings!"... Adrian's poem "Granny's Bucket" and another one that went something like "If you were dead, I'd go to all the places we were together and cry.. But you're alive. And I hate you." I learned many English words from this show, including "greetings", "tart", and "retaliate".

I remember being heartbroken when Joey's actor was changed. My idol was the original Joey, Peter Howitt. I also hated the new Aveline and felt the show was never the same after the change of these actors. I don't know which season that was, but apparently I'm not the only one who thinks the show went on too long. I can't believe Carla Lane blames the fans for abandoning the show - I would assume that repetitive scripts and characters that never evolve wouldn't keep the fans' interest on for very long. I used to think the unchanging nature of the show and the stay-at-home grown up kids were safe and positive, but as a grown up viewer I might get tired of them.

I haven't watched Bread in 14 years, and I'm not sure if I'd like to see it again and spoil the memory. For one thing, at age 11, I missed out on all the irony and subtext. A lot of the things I admired, like Joey's dedication to his family, might seem negative now. My mother, a social worker, thought the characters were offensive for their blatant abuse of the social security system. She thought that their real life counterparts would be very unhappy and pitiful, not someone to laugh at. I was mad at her at the time, but I can see her point now - the show made fun of unemployed people and presented them as lazy abusers of the system. The humor that made an 11-year-old laugh might seem tedious and repetitive to an adult. I don't think "she is a tart" would amuse me now.

For me, this show is best left unspoiled. It was very important to me once, and I'll always have those memories. A part of me will always live on Kelsall Street.


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
STOP PRESS!!! More DVDs are coming out - and they're being corrected! SpecialAgent1980
Actor change munki82
Morals Rabbit_Crazy_Girl
Does anyone know when more dvd's are comming out paul-kinlan
Last episode cuecue2002
Name of the streets in Bread cuecue2002
Discuss Bread (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?