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For a time 'Bread' was one of the most popular of British TV shows. Written by Carla Lane, this situation comedy ran for seven half hour series and three specials, from May 1st, 1986 until November 3rd, 1991. There were 74 episodes in all - all on BBC1.
Set in Liverpool around the Boswell family, with Nellie (Jean Boht) as its matriarch, 'Bread' had a number of lovable characters, including eldest son Joey (Peter Howitt), who was flash, though not seemingly employed, and the often lovelorn Aveline (Gilly Coman). The series began to decline when Peter and Gilly left the show. So ingrained in the public's consciousness were Joey and Aveline Mark 1, that it was going to be very difficult for the public to accept anyone else in the Joey and Aveline roles - and so it proved.
At its peak, 'Bread' had audiences of 20 million plus, and even had Paul and Linda McCartney guest starring.
Bread Regular Cast List (actors listed first)
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