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Desmond's 

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

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Trix Worrell
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Norman Beaton Norman Beaton ...  Desmond Ambrose 71 episodes, 1989-1994
Carmen Munroe Carmen Munroe ...  Shirley Ambrose 71 episodes, 1989-1994
Ram John Holder Ram John Holder ...  Augustus 'Porkpie' Grant 71 episodes, 1989-1994
Gyearbuor Asante Gyearbuor Asante ...  Matthew 69 episodes, 1989-1994
Kim Walker Kim Walker ...  Gloria Ambrose 60 episodes, 1989-1994
Geff Francis Geff Francis ...  Michael Ambrose 55 episodes, 1989-1994
Robbie Gee ...  Lee Stanley 52 episodes, 1989-1994
Justin Pickett Justin Pickett ...  Sean Ambrose 50 episodes, 1989-1994
Dominic Keating ...  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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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1989 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(70 episodes) | (final episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Scratch My Soca
Music by John Collins
Lyrics by Trix Worrell
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Black Humor From Across The Pond
30 July 2001 | by hillariSee all my reviews

I was surprised to come across this predominately Black sitcom from the UK. BET used to show episodes of it in the early 1990s. It is a very funny show about a barber and his family, employees and friends. Much of the humor came from Desmond's inability to adapt to changing times and ideas. Desmond's oldest son, Michael, was sort of a mirror image of his father, a stuffed shirt banker who always had to do things by the book. Michael's younger sister and brother, were typical teens, prone to the ups and downs of growing up. One of the best characters was Porkpie, one of Desmond's old friends; a guy like him can be found in any barber shop anywhere in the world. Another good character was Auntie Suzu, Demond's wild sister-in-law. There are other British sitcoms out on video now; I hope this one comes out on video, as well.


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