I was compelled to buy it and I had my doubts when it arrived but not now I've watched it I don't regret it one bit. Brilliant and unforgettable, many parts I remember and it is nice to be able to refresh those bits I'd forgotten.
Jacko (Karl Howman) is the ladies man but not without morals. He works with Eric as a painter for Lionel Bainbridge which is how he picks up a lot of his ladies. Jacko finds himself attracted to Lionel's daughter Lesley who is brilliantly portrayed by Kim Thomson. Lionel hates every minute of it but his long suffering wife Veronica becomes very fond of Jacko. Lesley is the stereotypical spoilt brat and eventually Jacko and Lesley split up. Unaware of this Lionel plots to and sends Lesley on an expensive three week trip to USA and when she returns she is pining over him claiming to be in love. She finally decides she hates Jacko and pairs off with poor old doormat Philip. After Veronica leaves Lionel she seeks out Jacko for a 'fling' but Jacko persuades her of Lionel's hidden feelings and she goes back to him.
This might just about stand the test of time, I certainly enjoyed watching it the couple of times I have so far. It has so many brilliant characters who all fit in so well with Jacko, not least of all Elmo the barman. It all fits together so nicely and makes me wonder how it didn't survive longer when screened in the 80s. If you liked it first time around I'm sure you won't regret buying it, I certainly don't and may buy the next series if available just to catch up with the rest