Series 6 Episode 13
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The last ever episode of the popular sitcom. Shirley is planning a traditional Guyanese Christmas but the family have other plans. Meanwhile, Lee decides that what the barber shop needs is a Christmas grotto, complete with elves and santas.

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    1. Series 1 Episode 6 Sad News

      Gloria is excited by the prospect of her date with an up-and-coming politician, but Desmond and Shirley get some sad…

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    2. Series 1 Episode 5 A Surprise for Porkpie

      There's disappointment at Desmond's barber shop when Porkpie can't bring himself to join in the birthday celebrations…

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    3. Series 1 Episode 4 Hello Auntie Susu

      Shirley is feeling overworked and overweight, but her lively big sister Susu is coming all the way from Jamaica to see…

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    4. Series 1 Episode 3 Expansion Plans

      The plans of Michael, Desmond's eldest son, for expanding the business don't go down too well - as Desmond begins to…

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    5. Series 1 Episode 2 The Offer

      When a smooth-talking businessman makes an offer for the business, Desmond considers selling up and retiring in luxury…

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    6. Series 1 Episode 1 French Lessons

      Today is no ordinary day in the Ambrose household. A beautiful stranger, a 'male order man' and a handsome French…

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    1. Series 2 Episode 13 Thirty Year Itch

      The last episode of the series coincides with Desmond and Shirley's wedding anniversary - and Michael is bringing a…

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    2. Series 2 Episode 12 Auntie Susu

      Auntie Susu pays a surprise visit from Jamaica, but the biggest surprise is what she's brought with her.

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    3. Series 2 Episode 11 Kung You

      When Beverley gets mugged, Shirley decides that it's time for self-defence lessons at the barber shop.

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    4. Series 2 Episode 10 Here Comes the Sun

      Porkpie mounts a protest against the Channel Tunnel rail link and Gloria steels herself for her exam results.

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    5. Series 2 Episode 9 Stop the World, I Want to Get Off

      Shirley is down in the dumps, but Desmond is too preoccupied with a dominoes contest to take any notice.

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    6. Series 2 Episode 8 For Love or Money

      Desmond and Porkpie surf a wave of nostalgia over the music they used to make.

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    7. Series 2 Episode 7 Porkpies

      Matthew is in a panic because his sister is arriving from Africa.

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    8. Series 2 Episode 6 Reunion

      Five years ago, Desmond's eldest son Michael made a pact with his university pals to meet up on a certain date and…

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    9. Series 2 Episode 5 A Microwave, Five Men and a Nappy

      Shirley and the kids are away from the barber shop for the weekend and Desmond reckons that he is off the leash, until…

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    10. Series 2 Episode 4 Veronica:

      Love and gossip are in the air at Desmond's. Sean is all wrapped up in a young computer buff called Veronica - and…

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    11. Series 2 Episode 3 'Old De Front Page Again

      The second of a two-part story, the dramatic siege continues at Desmond's: twelve hostages, two dangerous youths and a…

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    12. Series 2 Episode 2 'Old De Front Page

      It's a noisy Wednesday at Desmond's with a lot of police activity in the street outside. When Beverley arrives hotfoot…

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    13. Series 2 Episode 1 The Treatment

      When Desmond is taken ill, everyone at the barber shop wonders how long he's got left and what he meant to them.

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    1. Series 3 Episode 13 Roots Tradition

      Desmond and Shirley think it's time Michael appreciated his roots and Sean engages Matthew to tell them about theirs.

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    2. Series 3 Episode 12 Too Young

      Desmond is having trouble sleeping and is advised to take up exercise. At first scornful, his tracksuited contemporary…

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    3. Series 3 Episode 11 The Prodigal

      The barber shop's finances are a bit shaky, so Michael offers to lend a hand. His efficiency causes more than a few…

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    4. Series 3 Episode 10 Dobbin

      When kids smash a window in the barbershop Desmond is furious at first, but, realising that they have nowhere to play…

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    5. Series 3 Episode 9 Daydreams

      Desmond catches Shirley looking at house brochures, and despite her assurances that she was just allowing herself a…

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    6. Series 3 Episode 8 Driving Me Crazy

      It's a testing time for Michael and Patricia when she decides to take a holiday without him. And Desmond is encouraged…

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    7. Series 3 Episode 7 The Waiting Game

      While Desmond and Shirley get ready for a plush evening out at the Hilton, Gloria plans to take advantage of her…

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    8. Series 3 Episode 6 Vanity Merchants

      Gloria and Louise have a great new idea - they are going to start a men's beauty business. Shirley is dubious, but…

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    9. Series 3 Episode 5 Relative Strangers

      Porkpie is earning a little pin money by helping out at the barbershop and the first customer he meets turns out to be…

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    10. Series 3 Episode 4 Smokeless Fuming

      Sean is behaving badly at school. When his diary falls into the wrong hands, the reason why becomes clear.

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    11. Series 3 Episode 3 A Day in the Life

      A TV crew comes to make a documentary about the barbershop. Meanwhile Porkpie dreams of fame - and vegetables.

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    12. Series 3 Episode 2 The Peckham Pimpernel

      An anonymous letter to Desmond starts a detective-style mystery. Who sent it and why?

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    13. Series 3 Episode 1 The Head Hunter

      Hairdresser April Buchanan gives Shirley a part-time job and makes Desmond an offer he cannot refuse.

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    1. Series 4 Episode 13 The Godmother

      It could be wedding bells for Michael unless Beverly has her way.

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    2. Series 4 Episode 12 My Two Sons

      Michael is put in charge of redundancies at the bank and Sean gets things going at the barbershop.

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    3. Series 4 Episode 11 Go with the Flo

      Matthew's forceful sister Florence arrives from Africa to fetch him home. For good. Matthew is less than thrilled.

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    4. Series 4 Episode 10 Art Attack

      Gloria falls head-over-heels in love with an artist. Never one to miss an opportunity, Desmond falls heavily in lust…

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    5. Series 4 Episode 9 Money Can'T Buy Me Love

      In a desperate bid to improve his social standing, Michael falls for glamorous nightclub owner Rochelle Jackson.

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    6. Series 4 Episode 8 Susu Again

      Porkpie is bitten by the lovebug when an old flame from the West Indies turns up at the shop.

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    7. Series 4 Episode 7 Too Red Eye

      Can Desmond outbid his old rival Baldwin Martin in the immortality stakes?

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    8. Series 4 Episode 6 The Kid

      Shirley invites problem-child Daisy for the weekend and she drives everyone up the wall .

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    9. Series 4 Episode 5 Calypso

      Desmond meets a ghost from his past and thinks it's the end of his marriage.

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    10. Series 4 Episode 4 Lee's Journey

      Lee goes to Liverpool in search of his mother, unaware that she's already come to London to look for him.

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    11. Series 4 Episode 3 Growing Pains

      Lee wonders who his parents are. Meanwhile, Michael takes Spanish lessons from Mandy.

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    12. Series 4 Episode 2 Flats, Lies and Videotape

      Things soon go horribly wrong when Lee tries to make a Jeremy Beadle-style video for 'You've Been Framed'.

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    13. Series 4 Episode 1 All Things Bright

      A reluctant Sean and Desmond are bamboozled into cooking for the Sunday School outing.

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    1. Series 5 Episode 13 The Patter of Little Feet

      It could be wedding bells for Michael unless Beverly has her way.

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    2. Series 5 Episode 12 A Matter of Life and Death

      Lee decides to go into the motor bike courier business, but after a routine health check, his health hangs in the…

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    3. Series 5 Episode 11 Shirley's Sermon

      Shirley is asked by the vicar to preach a sermon. Desmond doesn't think this is possibly the greatest idea in the world.

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    4. Series 5 Episode 10 Two Lads and a Lady

      Mandy disapproves of Michael's new girlfriend - and she's not the only one.

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    5. Series 5 Episode 9 Kiss of the Spiderman

      Sean is organising a university dance and books Spider as his star Ragga DJ. And that's where the trouble starts...

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    6. Series 5 Episode 8 Coughs and Sneezes

      Desmond is struck down with flu and Shirley is away teaching for the week, so Tony takes control of the shop.

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    7. Series 5 Episode 7 Love Match

      Matthew is in love and wants to get married. Again.

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    8. Series 5 Episode 6 Fairytales

      Gloria's 20th birthday arrives and she's never felt so low. It's time to take the bull by the horns and change her life.

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    9. Series 5 Episode 5 Pardnership

      Desmond goes into partnership with Lee on a sure-fire money-spinning venture. Meanwhile, Beverley needs money to pay…

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    10. Series 5 Episode 4 Lollipop Man

      Porkpie invites everyone to see him in action on the school crossing.

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    11. Series 5 Episode 3 Halcyon Days

      It's Sean's first day at university - but is he ready to exchange freedom for books?

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    12. Series 5 Episode 2 Shimmer and Shone

      Porkpie gets himself a job and Lee enters Michael for a hair competition.

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    13. Series 5 Episode 1 A Class Act

      Matthew needs a bill-topper for his charity concert. Step forward Desmond, Shirley and a twinkle-toed Porkpie.

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    1. Series 6 Episode 13 0 Little Town of Peckham

      The last ever episode of the popular sitcom. Shirley is planning a traditional Guyanese Christmas but the family have…

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    2. Series 6 Episode 12 A Sign of the Times

      Desmond has ordered a neon sign for the shop and Lee has got it for him at a bargain price. But then he offers to…

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    3. Series 6 Episode 11 When the Cat's Away

      A huge wedding takes place in Peckham, which means big business for the shop. But Desmond is away and Shirley is forced…

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    4. Series 6 Episode 10 Heavy Traffic

      Lee falls in love. She's beautiful, talented, an aromatherapist - and that's not all...

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    5. Series 6 Episode 9 Return of Hyacinth Green

      Porkpie's old flame Hyacinth turns up - and just happens to answer the phone when his absent fiancee Susu calls from…

    6. Series 6 Episode 8 Judgement Day

      A funky American preacher arrives at the barbershop to sue Desmond for a cut he had two years ago and the months of…

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    7. Series 6 Episode 7 The Speech

      Desmond is away at a conference. but his speech has gone AWOL. When it can't be found, there's only one answer - the…

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    8. Series 6 Episode 6 Planning Permission

      Desmond hires an architect to plan the retirement house he's always dreamt of - but then he tries to keep it secret…

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    9. Series 6 Episode 5 Love Letters

      Beverley becomes distraught when she finds some love letters written by Cuthbert.

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    10. Series 6 Episode 4 Demon Barber II (Turbo)

      Sean invents a video game that seems destined to put his father out of business.

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    11. Series 6 Episode 3 Georgetown Dreaming

      On a miserable English day Desmond wonders what might have happened if he had never come to this 'godforsaken country'.

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    12. Series 6 Episode 2 Hatchet Job

      Desmond gets a shock when he reads a page or two from Porkpie's diary.

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    13. Series 6 Episode 1 Do Move a Favour

      Desmond hires a new assistant Ricky - but no one else can understand why he's chosen Ricky in the first place.

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Classic sitcom set in a Peckham barber shop, starring the late, great Norman Beaton. Desmond's was first shown on Channel 4 in 1989 and ran for six years.