This wonderfully offbeat comedy follows the on-again, off-again romance of a mismatched Merseyside couple: fun-loving extrovert Brenda Wilson (Emma Wray) and shy, retiring birdwatcher Malcolm Stoneway (Paul Bown).
The path of true love is far from smooth and there are tears and break-ups, rows and reconciliation galore, but there is also an inexplicable attraction which brings the pair back together after every stormy parting. A top-rated comedy that also starred Liza Tarbuck and Patsy Byrne, Watching ran for seven series and four specials between 1987 and 1993; this complete fourth series was originally screened in 1989 and 1990.
Malcolm's business is booming, and Brenda's back with her parents.
Pamela and David employ Brenda as their au pair.
Brenda is starting to irritate David, and Malcolm and his mother visit London.
Brenda takes Pamela's advice and tells Malcolm about her night out with Chris.
Brenda is living with Malcolm and his mum, but Malcolm still has his doubts...
An injured pigeon and the Lynch's tortoise are unwanted guests for Mrs Stoneway.
Brenda suggests a birdwatching excursion by boat, but will it be plain sailing?
Brenda turns down Malcolm's offer of marriage.
Aunt Peggy suggests that Malcolm and Brenda go to live in her house.