Theme music composer Peter Skellern
No. of series 6
Final episode date 4 November 1988
Number of episodes 52
Country of origin United Kingdom
First episode date 31 August 1984
Program creator John Kane
|Created by Keith LeonardJohn Kane|
Starring Richard O'SullivanJoanne RidleyTim Brooke-TaylorLeni Harper
Cast Richard O'Sullivan, Tim Brooke‑Taylor, Joan Sanderson, Joanne Campbell, Leni Harper
Similar Robin's Nest, Alcock and Gander, Man About the House, After Henry, Doctor in Charge
Tv theme me and my girl peter skellern
Me and My Girl is a 1980s British television situation comedy, starring Richard O'Sullivan, which centred on the challenges faced by a widower raising his adolescent daughter. It was broadcast on ITV between 1984 and 1988.
Created by Keith Leonard and John Kane, the show was made by London Weekend Television for ITV from 1984 to 1988. It starred Richard O'Sullivan as Simon Harrap and Joanne Ridley as Samantha. Simon runs an advertising agency called Eyecatchers and the series centres on his relationship with his daughter, his business partner Derek Yates played by Tim Brooke-Taylor and a string of romantic liaisons. Simon's mother-in-law Nell would frequently interfere in his attempts to raise Samantha alone, but usually had her granddaughter's best interests at heart.
The theme song was written and performed by Peter Skellern.
All episodes listed with their original ITV broadcast date.
As was common at the time most of the programme was shot in studio sets. Most of the action revolves around the locations of the Harrap family home and Eyecatchers offices. These scenes were filmed at The London Studios which were owned by London Weekend Television at the time. Outdoor scenes were filmed in London. The Harrap's family home was located in Little Venice, London and there are scenes filmed by the canal and the junction of Blomfield Road and Westbourne Terrace Road. The Eyecatchers office is in Covent Garden and there are scenes filmed in this area.
The opening sequence was filmed at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower.
Network has aspirations to release all six series of the show on DVD.