Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

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GRANADA TV is known for its northern identity and Manchesterbased TV shows.

The broadcaster is also known for its classic sitcoms. The Lovers, Nearest and Dearest and The Cuckoo Waltz are all some of Granada TV's most wellknown and fondly remembered programmes.

The Lovers: The sitcom starred Richard Beckinsale and Paula Wilcox.

They played the characters Geoffrey and Beryl, a young Mancunian couple whose relationship was the main focus of the show.

The sitcom depicted their ups and downs as a young couple in post-60s Manchester and ran for two seasons between 1970 and 1971. A film version of the series was made in 1973.

Nearest and Dearest: Nearest and Dearest ran from 1968-1973. The show focused on siblings Nellie and Eli Pledge running their family pickle business. …

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