Colin's Sandwich (1988–1989)

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Struggling writer Colin has the unenviable daytime job of listening to the complaints of the public using British Railways.


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Series cast summary:
 Colin Watkins (12 episodes, 1988-1990)
Louisa Rix ...
 Jenny Anderson (12 episodes, 1988-1990)
Tony Haase ...
 Trevor (10 episodes, 1988-1990)
Andrew Robertson ...
 Travers (9 episodes, 1988-1990)
Lee Cornes ...
 Graham (8 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mike Grady ...
 Des (8 episodes, 1988-1990)
Kim Clifford ...
 Mandy (5 episodes, 1988-1990)


Struggling writer Colin has the unenviable daytime job of listening to the complaints of the public using British Railways.

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18 October 1988 (UK)  »

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One of the most underrated 'sitcom' of the 80s, actually ever!
17 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Colin's Sandwich was a delightfully funny, subtle comedy series starring Mel Smith as Colin Watkins, a wage slave for British Rail complaints dept by day and a short story horror writer by night. Colin is the type of man we all sympathise with, he hates his job where he's treated like an old faithful, he's an habitual worrier, he has friends he doesn't particularly like but has known them for so long now he can't tell them to sod off. All he wants is a quiet life with his one true soul mate, his long suffering girlfriend Jen and some success with his story writing; Which remarkably over the two series/seasons he does! This has to be Mel Smith's finest piece of work and was penned by two writers behind Alas Smith And Jones. In short it was a Hancock for the 80s and it is now almost criminally forgotten by the public. A great shame. I treasure the tapes I made of the repeats on cable broadcaster UK Gold back in the mid 90s. If you ever get the chance to watch this, do! Its humour may not be to everyone's taste but you cannot deny it is well written and performed.

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