One of my fave sitcoms – Streets Apart written by Adrienne Conway, starring Amanda Redman and James Hazeldine as reunited lovers, Sylvia and Bernie.
Ever recalled something so fleeting from your childhood that years later you wondered if you had imagined it?
Well for a while I did wonder if I had dreamt up Streets Apart before realising that it did in fact exist! This BBC sitcom, written by Adrienne Conway, was first shown in 1988, starring the late James Hazeldine and a virtually unrecogniseable Amanda Redman, as childhood sweethearts, Bernie and Sylvia, who reunite twenty years later only to discover that their lives have taken completely different paths: Bernie is now a black cab driver and widowed father of two, while Sylvia, having worked hard to escape her East End roots, works as a successful literary agent and has a plush central London home. So I set about watching all twelve episodes of Streets Apart again – and I’m so glad I did.
The show’s writer, the lovely Adrienne Conway
Only two series of this superb…
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