Paddington Green (TV series)
|Created by||Lion Television|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||6|
|No. of episodes||53|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||28 December 1998 – 24 July 2001|
Paddington Green is a British television series, which explores the lives of the residents of Paddington, London. It is created by Lion Television and was first shown on the BBC in late 1998/early 1999. It is an example of the fly on the wall and docusoap television format, with narration by Ross Kemp in the first three series, followed by Todd Carty in the latter three.
The following people regularly appear in the programme:
Jackie is a transsexual woman in her late twenties, seen working the streets of Sussex Gardens as a prostitute. During the series she undertakes some surgery, and we also get a glimpse of her love of the piano (she later goes on to record her own CD). Jackie is also featured in a June 2000 one-off special called 'Jackie's Story'.
Jason works as a locksmith, and is seemingly on call all day and night.
Danny is a bus conductor for London Transport.
Dave is a wheeler dealer. We see him in constant financial problems with his car park business. Later, he takes his hand at antique dealing.
- Dominique and Lia
Dominique and Lia are seeking fame and fortune at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. They are also featured in a January 1999 spin-off documentary 8.50 to Paddington Green.
Neil works as an estate agent.
Helen is a taxi driver.
- The first series comprises 10 episodes, which originally screened from 28 December 1998 to 1 February 1999
- The second series comprises 8 episodes, which originally screened from 9 June 1999 to 28 July 1999
- The third series comprises 10 episodes, which originally screened from 15 September 1999 to 9 November 1999
- The fourth series comprises 8 episodes, which originally screened from 8 August 2000 to 31 August 2000
- The fifth series comprises 8 episodes, which originally screened from 23 January 2001 to 6 March 2001
- The sixth series comprises 8 episodes, originally screened from 5 June 2001 to 24 July 2001
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- Prostitute murderer gets life BBC News, 8 December 1999
- O'sullivan, Jack (11 January 1999). "A Family Affair: We row because were so close Arts & Entertainment". The Independent. Retrieved 20 May 2010.