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
...  Michael Ambrose / ... 55 episodes, 1989-1994
...  Lee Stanley 52 episodes, 1989-1994
Justin Pickett ...  Sean Ambrose 50 episodes, 1989-1994
...  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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5 January 1989 (UK)  »

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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 The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (2007) See more »

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Don't Scratch My Soca
Music by John Collins
Lyrics by Trix Worrell
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What a great show!
19 August 2003 | by 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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