The Brighton Belles
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Running time||30mins (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Carlton Television|
|Original release||9 March 1993 – 28 December 1994|
The series was a commercial and critical failure. It is included in Jeff Evans's list of the twenty worst TV series of all time. The BBC comedy guide said about the series' failure: "Why did it fail? Several explanations apply, but the simplest has to be that The Golden Girls itself was already familiar to most British TV watchers [...], and people felt no reason to tune into a UK adaptation delivering the same lines. When an original piece is already nigh-on perfect, and has sated its public, why try to sell a replica? Most transatlantic sitcom adaptations air without the original series having been seen in that territory. To pitch to viewers a carbon copy of an already successful series seems pointless - in hindsight, at least."
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- "Brighton Belles". British comedy Guide. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
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- James Rampton (1993-03-09). "TELEVISION / BRIEFING: Liverpudlian turmoil - Arts & Entertainment". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-11-22.