Desmond’s

Promotional video of Desmond's, including the key characters

When the new UK TV channel, Channel 4, appeared in the 1980s, so too did a new sitcom called Desmond’s. I won’t go into detail here, because you’ll either recognise the name or you won’t. It was groundbreaking because it was one of the first TV shows with a predominantly black cast and crew.

Airing from 1989-94, Desmond’s was a popular show, covering six seasons and over seventy episodes. It centred around (Guyanan) Desmond, and featured immigrants from that greater-Caribbean area, plus their families.

The show also had a catchy theme tune called Don’t Scratch My Soca. Soca is an abbreviation of Soul of Calypso, another nod to the region.

The show has long disappeared but an ad has now come along which revives the tune. It’s still memorable, don’t you think?

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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