Bread (1986–1991)

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


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)


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1 May 1986 (UK)  »

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Julie's full name, before her marriage, is Julie Brenda Paula Sharon Jefferson. See more »


Jack Boswell: It's funny how we're always running away from women. It's like those poor male spiders in the jungle. You want to but you don't know whether or not she'll eat you afterwards.
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Referenced in The Return of 'Allo 'Allo! (2007) See more »


(Title Theme)
Written by David Mackay and Carla Lane
Performed by The Cast
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One of the Greatest British Sitcoms
31 May 2004 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I love this show! I used to watch this when my family was stationed in England and it became a favorite for my whole family. The mother was one of the best; loud, dominant, and acid tongued. She keeps her five children at home with her, as her husband continues coming back and forth between his family and his Irish mistress. Some of the best scenes are between the mother (Nelly Boswell) and the mistress (Lillian, but known as Li Lo Lil or Tart). Joey was a hottie with his bleach blond hair and black leather clothing. Aveline was the cute, but bumbling model. Jack was the shy, overweight antiques dealer. Adrian was the sexually repressed poet. And Billy, the youngest, was a daddy at 16. This comedy was great when its original cast was present, but once the actors playing Joey and Aveline left, it lost its humor. I'll always remember Bread for Nelly standing on her doorstop screaming," SHE IS A TART!" and then crossing herself before she returns to her chaotic family. A British Married With Children, but funnier. If you see this show, watch it!

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