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Help! Remembering an 80s UK sitcom.

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:02 pm
by the_hawk
It was literally called "Help!" & was about 3 unemployed Scousers. I have never seen it repeated, released on VHS or DVD or any YouTube clips at all.

I've found the odd sketchy bit of info about it online (for example in my muddled memory, I always thought Craig Charles was in it...he wasn't!)

Anyway I seem to remember it being similar in tone to Bread, but like a million times better...but if it was, then why has it never even been repeated?

I have a feeling that my memory is playing tricks & that 9 year old me would've laughed at any auld crap...but I'd love to see it again to see if it was even as remotely as good as I remember...I suspect it wasn't!

Re: Help! Remembering an 80s UK sitcom.

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:16 pm
by merman
Yeah, I vaguely remember it...

https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/help/

Re: Help! Remembering an 80s UK sitcom.

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:39 am
by Treguard
I don't remember it but doing some research, it starred one of the McGann brothers, because all 80's sitcoms set in the North west seemed to be required to do so.

Re: Help! Remembering an 80s UK sitcom.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:08 am
by spectron
Can't help with the lookup, but this blog is always good for jogging long faded TV memories

https://www.curiousbritishtelly.co.uk/

Re: Help! Remembering an 80s UK sitcom.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:44 pm
by the_hawk
Ooooh that looks a great site, I have a feeling that I'll be sent down a nostalgia rabbit hole with this one, cheers!