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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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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

Referenced in Granada Reports: 8 August 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Scratch My Soca
Music by John Collins
Lyrics by Trix Worrell
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User Reviews

What a great show!
19 August 2003 | by paoguy118See 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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