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

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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 Stanley (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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Quotes

Matthew: [repeated line, usually after his "Old African Saying"] Think about it!
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Crazy Credits

Series 5 & 6 had an updated opening sequence. A remix of the original "Dont Scratch My Soka", with added drum beats was used. And an alternative opening sequence of life in and around Peckham was used and different shots of Shirley and Desmond's outside the barbershop was used in different episodes. See more »

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Featured in Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms (2015) See more »

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Don't Scratch My Soca
Music by John Collins
Lyrics by Trix Worrell
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Desmond's..? A comedy classic for black people..
26 June 1999 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

Desmond's 1989 was when the new comedy branched its way from the TV station of Channel 4. Thus, this was one of the funniest and most classic comedies for black people that has ever been produced.

From the other characters that I remember like Porkpie for instance, has certainly made audiences laugh from time to time.

Mind you, I would rate this as one of the best and still will be for a long time.


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