Me and My Girl (TV series)

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Me and My Girl
Series One Titles
Genre Sitcom
Created by Keith Leonard
John Kane
Starring Richard O'Sullivan
Joanne Ridley
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Leni Harper
Theme music composer Peter Skellern
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 52
Running time 25 minutes per normal episode.
Original channel ITV
Original run 31 August 1984 (1984-08-31) – 4 November 1988 (1988-11-04)

Me and My Girl was a 1980s British television situation comedy starring Richard O'Sullivan, which centred on the challenges faced by a widower raising his adolescent daughter. It was broadcast on ITV between 1984 and 1988.


Created by Keith Leonard and John Kane, the show was made by London Weekend Television for ITV from 1984 to 1988. It starred Richard O'Sullivan as Simon Harrap and Joanne Ridley as Samantha. Simon runs an advertising agency called Eyecatchers and the series centres around his relationship with his daughter, his business partner Derek Yates played by Tim Brooke-Taylor and a string of romantic liaisons. Simon's mother-in-law Nell would frequently interfere in his attempts to raise Samantha alone, but usually had her granddaughter's best interests at heart.

Other writers included; Bernard McKenna who also served as Script Editor, Colin Bostock-Smith, Mike Walling, and Ian Whitham.

The theme song was written and performed by Peter Skellern.

The opening sequence was filmed at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower.

Main cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

All episodes listed with their original ITV broadcast date.

DVD release[edit]

Network still has aspirations to release all six series of the show on DVD in the future.

DVD Release date
The Complete Series 1 TBA
The Complete Series 2 TBA
The Complete Series 3 TBA
The Complete Series 4 TBA
The Complete Series 5 TBA
The Complete Series 6 TBA
The Complete Series 1 to 6 Box Set TBA

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Episode included sub-plot about Samantha wanting her ears pierced was included because Joanne Ridley had asked the producers if she could have her ears pierced. A few minutes before the final scene was shot, Ridley had her ears pierced specially by the make-up artists.

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