Paddington Green (TV series)

Paddington Green
Created by Lion Television
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 53
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC
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.[1] 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.

Main characters

The following people regularly appear in the programme:

Harry has a wig-maker shop, and is also seen working on a revolutionary face cream in the basement of his shop. [2]

Jackie is a transsexual woman in her late twenties, seen working the streets of Sussex Gardens as a prostitute. [3] 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'.

Claudia works for her father's scooter business, and is trying to embark on a singing career.[4]

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 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.

Kelly is a teenage model, originally from Yorkshire. She is now established as an actress known for appearing in Casualty[5]

Helen is a taxi driver.



  1. Christy, Desmond (12 January 1999). "A call from Bridget of Paddington Green Culture". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  2. Greenstreet, Rosanna (19 February 2000). "Asher Gilbert Life & Style". Guardian. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  3. Prostitute murderer gets life BBC News, 8 December 1999
  4. O'sullivan, Jack (11 January 1999). "A Family Affair: We row because were so close Arts & Entertainment". The Independent. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
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