First aired: 1989-01-05
Creator: Trix Worrell
Cast: Carmen Munroe, Norman Beaton, Dominic Keating, Kim Walker, Robbie Gee, Ram John Holder, Geff Francis, Justin Pickett, Lisa Geoghan, Gyearbuor Asante, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Mona Hammond, Sol Raye, Treva Etienne, Dean GatissOverview: Desmond's was a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond's became Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in 1988, with the first episode broadcast in January 1989. The show was made in and set in Peckham, London, England and featured a predominantly Black British Guyanese cast. Conceived and co-written by Trix Worrell, and produced by Charlie Hanson and Humphrey Barclay, this series starred Norman Beaton as barber Desmond Ambrose. Desmond's shop was a gathering place for an assortment of local characters.