Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women. He sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love? Will he settle down as he gets older?
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Karl Howman Karl Howman ...  Jacko 40 episodes, 1986-1991
Mike Walling Mike Walling ...  Eric 38 episodes, 1986-1991
Jackie Lye Jackie Lye ...  Sandra 38 episodes, 1986-1991
Howard Lew Lewis Howard Lew Lewis ...  Elmo / ... 38 episodes, 1986-1991
Elizabeth Counsell ...  Veronica / ... 37 episodes, 1986-1991
Gary Waldhorn ...  Lionel / ... 26 episodes, 1986-1989
Erika Hoffman Erika Hoffman ...  Lesley 26 episodes, 1987-1991
Nicky Croydon Nicky Croydon ...  Jean 25 episodes, 1986-1991
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Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women. He sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love? Will he settle down as he gets older? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The loves and lives of a 20th century Casanova!

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UK

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English

Release Date:

1 September 1986 (UK) See more »

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(40 episodes)

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Color
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Goofs

In one episode Jacko reads a bedtime story to a little girl. The cover of the book he is holding is clearly Stan and Jan Berenstain's "The Bears' Vacation" but the story he is reading out is completely different. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Elmo Putney: Oh, chisel
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Connections

Featured in Cunk on Britain: The Empire Strikes Back (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Because of You
Performed by Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners
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Great show!
4 July 2004 | by gareth423See all my reviews

Yet another example of BBC Americas failure to show great stuff from their extensive catalogue of gems.

This show was actually a big hit and had the tabloids going over the antics of Jacko. Not only that but it brings back fond memories of home that a lot of shows totally miss!!

I hope it's on DVD soon!!

Jacko was a lovable rogue with a way with the ladies that had any woman in Britain over 30 dying to meet him!! At least for the first 2-3 seasons. It was fun, family entertainment. I guess you might equate its popularity to citizen smith.

I cringe at the suits choices of what they release in the US, and their spectacular money losing remakes, but it would be lovely to see a show like this doing a run somewhere!!...Oh and did I say DVD PLEASE!


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