Bread Classic TV Show
Carla Lane's Bread was a huge comedy in the eighties - a sitcom based on the Liverpuddlian family, The Boswells. Showing them in all sorts of often hilarious and sometimes poignant situations trying to earn money for the week (hence the title "bread").
Bread Fan Tributes22 Victoria from London: LOVE it!!!! Am watching the DVD right now!!!! My faves were Adrian, Joey and the DHSS lady Martina. But they were all (except for Shifty, Roxy and Celia) GREAT!!!!
21 jim from solihull: brilliant show, well written and acted could be as relevant today as then. they should have a reunion special on tv
20 Pam Bray from New Zealand: Loved the show tho I always thought that when they changed the actress for Avril that it was'nt quite the same; Joey was of course the charmer and Jack always reminded me of my brother inlaw could always see his mannerisms in Jack pity they dont make shows like that anymore
19 kim from llandudno: i've loved watching the series on Gold.. gutted its finished.. plus why havent the bbc released any further than series 4 onto dvd when there are 7?
18 Sarah and Holly from Leeds: My 11 year old daughter and I LOVE Bread. I used to watch it years ago. I am 45 now and it's still great. xxx
17 Terry from Barry: Just heard the sad news that Aveline played by Gilly Coman has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 50! RIP
16 Steve from Leicester: Bread was a classic comedy and I never missed a episode when I was a kid, I have just watched the entire series again on Gold and have to say it truley is a classic. The comedy is timeless and never gets old. I just wish it would have gone on for longer.
15 angela mccabe from Coventry: I like Bread it was the best show in the early 80's. There has never been a show since. Its about time you did as telly is rather boring.
14 Dawn Jentsch from canada: My husband & I happened to catch this show once and from then till its end never missed it. We loved the mother and each of her boys, Each one was very well acted and brought many laughs and sometimes a tear. I love to look back at it when I can. We loved each one of them.
13 sarah from cambridge: loved it e joey he was so
mm when he said grettings
12 patrick from liverpool: I have started to watch it again and its even funnier second time round lwts have a get together by the original cast at my house lets party bread style.
11 Carolyn Culmer-Henwood from New Zealand: I really loved this series and all the colourful characters. I have just been playing a DVD of the first series. What a laugh! Does anybody know what breed of dog Mongy was? I know it sounds like a short word for mongrel, but it looks like a pedigree. Maybe a Schnauser?
10 Willie O Dowd from Ireland: Adrian reciting the poem My Granny's Bucket at every opportunity
9 Franky from Franklyn: My favorite episode was the one on uk tv gold this morning at 6am, where jack and joey went handgliding........Amazing xooxooxooxooxooxooxooxoox
8 mr,mrs,fletcher from hyde,cheshire: we have watched every single episode, its the best tv series on tv we cannot wait till the box set is released we will be the first to the shop to buy it, we watch it on sky now its awesome, so hurry up and release it,
7 Shirley from Liverpool: When Nellie Boswell asked Linda McCartney "Does your husband have a job" Superb series.
6 mark dickinson from 84 wetminster drive westcliff on sea essex: the best three episodes was when nelly boswell fights with lilo LiL and when billy boswell had a secret wedding with julie and when the moggie the dog got his bits chopped off
5 catherine from perth scotland: my favourite episode has to be when nellie had a fight in the street with lilo lill
4 elaine from cork ireland: I as a child very enjoyed this great classic tv show "bread" which i will always remember! good comedy.. funny characters! which i think was a suggcess!
3 Rhonda McClements from Northern Ireland: Hi,
I thought bread was a brillant comedy show. Jean Boht especially made me cry with laughter as nellie boswell, I always felt sorry for billy because he was always picked on by adrian.
2 craig from liverpool: 'Bread' is just the best sitcom come out of liverpool. No matter how manytimes i watch it, i still laugh. Good scouse comedy and great acting from all especially Grandad.
1 from: Just a brilliant show. Thought that Peter Howitt was good as Joey. Also thought that Brian Murrary was great as Shifty brilliant.
Jean Boht is Nellie Boswell
Peter Howitt is Joey Boswell
Victor McGuire is Jack Boswell
Jonathon Morris is Adrian Boswell
Nick Conway is Billy Boswell
Gilly Coman is Aveline Boswell
Kenneth Waller is Grandad
Ronald Forfar is Freddie Boswell
Brian Murray is Shifty
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