Desmond's (1989–1994)

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Desmond, his non-confirming family and the regulars of his hairdressers in Peckham, London.

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1994   1993   1992   1991   1990   1989  
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Series cast summary:
Norman Beaton ...
 Desmond Ambrose (71 episodes, 1989-1994)
Carmen Munroe ...
 Shirley Ambrose (71 episodes, 1989-1994)
Ram John Holder ...
 Augustus 'Porkpie' Grant (71 episodes, 1989-1994)
Gyearbuor Asante ...
 Matthew (69 episodes, 1989-1994)
Kim Walker ...
 Gloria Ambrose (60 episodes, 1989-1994)
Geff Francis ...
 Michael Ambrose (54 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 Lee Graham (52 episodes, 1989-1994)
Justin Pickett ...
 Sean Ambrose (50 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 Tony (36 episodes, 1989-1993)
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Desmond, his non-confirming family and the regulars of his hairdressers in Peckham, London.

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Matthew: There is an old African saying...
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Crazy Credits

The series 1 - 4 theme tune was the original recording of the theme tune "Dont Scratch My Soca" and a video montage of life in and around Peckham, people arriving on ships and an exterior shot of Shirley and Desmond outside the barbershop was used. See more »

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Spin-off Porkpie (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Scratch My Soca
Music by John Collins
Lyrics by Trix Worrell
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User Reviews

What a great show!
19 August 2003 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

We used to watch this show on BET and laughed ourselves silly every time. Apparently this show ended with the lead actor's death. However, I wish it would come to DVD or VHS. I would be standing in line to buy the first copies.


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