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Joint Account

SITCOM COMMANDMENT #1: never put PETER EGAN in a situation where he cannot behave like a cad. Sadly, consigning him to the role of househusband in this who’s-wearing-the-trousers-now sitcommery most definitely meant caddishness was off the cards. HANNAH GORDON was the other half bringing home the bacon down the high street bank working for JOHN BIRD, while Pete lolled about in the lounge entertaining obligatory ditzy neighbours and equally ditzy schemes. Elaborate coinage opening titles helpfully delineated titular pun, were more explanation needed.



  1. Richardpd

    January 28, 2024 at 10:21 pm

    One of those sitcoms that were an enjoyable way to spend 30 minutes without being outstanding & not that remembered these days.

    The title sequence were based on the designs of then current bank notes from what I remember.

  2. Glenn Aylett

    January 30, 2024 at 5:58 pm

    One of those middle of the road middle class sitcoms the BBC and Thames seemed to do really well at in the eighties, probably because London had miles of middle class suburbia to base these sitcoms in. Joint Account and their ilk are little remembered now, but filled up hours on BBC1 in the eighties. Another one I thought was OK and hardly anyone remembers now is No Place Like Home, which fell into the middling sitcom category and was forgotten after it was cancelled.

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