Cowboys (TV series)
|Created by||Peter Learmouth|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||3 September 1980– 15 December 1981|
Cowboys was a British television sitcom that aired on the ITV network during the early 1980s.
The show was created by Peter Learmouth who would go on to create Granada television sitcom Surgical Spirit and starred Lancastrian character-actor Roy Kinnear as Joe Jones, whose "small building firm hardly seems to do anything right at all". Co-starring David Kelly (Previously best known for playing one armed dishwasher Albert Riddle in Robin's Nest and inept builder Mr. O'Reilly in the second episode of Fawlty Towers) as 'Wobbly' Ron, Colin Welland as Geyser and James Wardroper as Eric with Debbie Linden and Janine Duvitski. Series 1 ran for six episodes, while series 2 consisted of seven.
The show had nothing to do with the Wild West, its title referring instead to the British colloquial use of "cowboy" to describe a workman of doubtful professionalism e.g. a "cowboy builder".
- Roy Kinnear - Joe Jones
- David Kelly - Wobbly Ron
- Colin Welland - Geyser
- James Wardroper - Eric
- Debbie Linden - Doreen (series 1)
- Janine Duvitski - Muriel (series 2)
|The Complete Series 1||17 January 2011|
|The Complete Series 2||5 March 2012|
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