The trials and tribulations of a group of binmen brought together by their common love of their job.
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 Ken Andrews (12 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Marie (12 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 George Ward (9 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Denice Andrews (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Dulcie Green (6 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Guy Simmons (6 episodes, 1994)
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 Dougie Hodd (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Mike Roberts (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Christine Stranks (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Foxy (5 episodes, 1994)
Shirley Stelfox ...
 Jean (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Mike Kelly ...
 Ted (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
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The trials and tribulations of a group of binmen brought together by their common love of their job.

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It Was Good For Awhile
13 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Common As Muck was a comedy show about a group of binmen. Hey, at least it was original. It could have been about cops or doctors but no, instead we got binmen.

Edward Woodward was in the show along with other famous faces such as Tim Healy. I had watched a lot of Edward Woodward shows such as Callan and The Equalizer and at first, I had a hard time watching Woodward play a binman but I got used to it.

Surprisingly, the show was very good and has often been compared to an earlier series, The Boys From The Black Stuff. I didn't enjoy the second series as much as the first series but it wasn't too bad.

Common As Muck didn't last long. And that is the way things should be. I see a lot of American comedies running for years and clocking up over 100 episodes and they just get worse and worse. A good comedy knows when to quit before things get stale.


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