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The Grimleys

A 1999 sitcom that was set on a Midlands council estate in the 1970s, and focussed on two neighbouring families, the Grimleys and the Titleys. 

Episode title: Kung Fu Fighting (Series 1, episode 5)

Transmission date: 19th April, 1999

Lewis’s character: Beryl Digby

Synopsis: 'Doug' Digby, the school's P.E. teacher and Gordon Grimley's nemesis, receives an unexpected visit from his father.


Screenshot from The Grimleys

Doug Digby- Brian Conley
Geraldine Titley- Amanda Holden
Baz Grimley- Nigel Planer
Janet Grimley- Jan Ravens
Gordon Grimley- James Bradshaw
Darren Grimley- Ryan Cartwright
Reg Titley- Paul Angelis
Shane Titley- Simon Lowe
Wayne- Richard Rowbotham
Kevin Waston- Guy Richardson
Neville Holder- Noddy Holder

The programme regularly featured guest stars who had themselves been big names in the 1970s. In addition to regular cast member Noddy Holder from Slade, singer Alvin Stardust, impressionist Les Dennis, football manager Ron Atkinson and T.V. presenter Bamber Gascoigne also appeared.