My Uncle Freddie

Alex Ferguson's award-winning hilarious and heartwarming comedy series about a boy and his uncle, set on (series 1) 1930's Jarrow, (series 2) Tyneside in 1938, (series 3) Tyneside in the 1930's, (series 4) Tyneside in 1939.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
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0101Heart's Ache, Heart's Ease1997071619970927
20051207 (BBC7)
20051208 (BBC7)
20060906 (BBC7)
20060907 (BBC7)
20070723 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20070723 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20070724 (BBC7)
20080225 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20080225 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20080225 (BBC7)
20080226 (BBC7)
20090715 (BBC7)
20090715 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090716 (BBC7)
20101006 (BBC7)
20101007 (BBC7)
20110926 (BBC7)
20110927 (BBC7)
20121219 (BBC7)
20121220 (BBC7)

Young Alex is all set for scholarship and education but he is in love with Charlotte.

Can his Uncle Freddie help him cope?

Young Alex is set for scholarship but he is in love with Charlotte.

Ten-year-old Lecky and his uncle Freddie rescue the Prince of Wales from the Tyne.

But is he the true prince? Will the course of history change in the North East?

Young Alex is all set for scholarship and education.

But he is in love with Charlotte.

Can his Uncle Freddie help him cope?

  • Shaun Prendergast

    a passionate evocation of a 1930s childhood in jarrow.

    lecky and uncle freddie rescue the prince of wales from the tyne

    young lecky and his uncle rescue the prince of wales from the tyne.

    with Shaun Prendergast

    1930s jarrow childhood trilogy with Shaun Prendergast

  • director Melanie Harris
  • gareth brown

    1930s jarrow childhood trilogy with shaun prendergast

    young lecky and his uncle rescue the prince of wales from the tyne. with shaun prendergast

    young lecky and his uncle rescue the prince of wales from the tyne. 1930s jarrow childhood trilogy with Shaun Prendergast

  • 0101The Pineapple King Of Jarrow19900404
    0102A Shocking Day19900411
    0102A Time Of Deep Affliction1997072319971004
    20051208 (BBC7)
    20051209 (BBC7)
    20060907 (BBC7)
    20060908 (BBC7)
    20070724 (BBC7)
    20070725 (BBC7)
    20080226 (BBC7)
    20080227 (BBC7)
    20090716 (BBC7)
    20090717 (BBC7)
    20101007 (BBC7)
    20101008 (BBC7)
    20110927 (BBC7)
    20110928 (BBC7)
    20121220 (BBC7)
    20121221 (BBC7)

    Will Alex's hopeless pursuit of the butcher's daughter distract him from winning a scholarship to Jarrow Grammar?

    Will Lecky's hopeless pursuit of the butcher's daughter distract him from winning a scholarship to Jarrow Grammar?

    AKA "A Time Of Deep Affection"

    Ten-year-old Lecky continues his hopeless pursuit of Charlotte McAtominey, the butcher's daughter, with her hair as red as fire and eyes as green as the sea.

    With all these distractions, will he win a scholarship to Jarrow Grammar School?

    Lecky's pursuit of a butcher's daughter threatens his scholarship chances.

    1930s Jarrow childhood trilogy with Gareth Brown.

    Lecky's pursuit of a butcher's daughter threatens his scholarship chances. 1930s Jarrow childhood trilogy with Gareth Brown.

    0103For The Honour Of The Family19900418
    0103 LAST19900418
    0103 LASTA Catalogue Of Disasters1997073019971011
    20051209 (BBC7)
    20051210 (BBC7)
    20060908 (BBC7)
    20060909 (BBC7)
    20070725 (BBC7)
    20070726 (BBC7)
    20080227 (BBC7)
    20080228 (BBC7)
    20090717 (BBC7)
    20090718 (BBC7)
    20101008 (BBC7)
    20101009 (BBC7)
    20110928 (BBC7)
    20110929 (BBC7)
    20121221 (BBC7)
    20121222 (BBC7)

    Despite a string of adversities, a series of surprises unites the family and makes Alex hero of the hour.

    Despite a string of adversities, a series of surprises unite the family and make Alex hero of the hour.

    Despite a string of adversities, a series of surprises unite the family and make Lecky a hero for an hour.

    Dad loses his job at the bakery, Lecky is being bullied, and Charlotte McAtominey still does not recognise him.

    But a series of surprising coincidences brings the family back together, and Lecky is the hero of the hour.

    Setbacks and surprises unite the family, making Lecky hero of the hour.

    1930s Jarrow childhood trilogy with Shaun Prendergast.

    Setbacks and surprises unite the family, making Lecky hero of the hour. 1930s Jarrow childhood trilogy with Shaun Prendergast

    0201A Flying Visit1998040919980412

    Lecky shoots down a biplane with his catapult.

    And a mysterious Frenchman enters his life.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris.

    0201Another Woman's Child19920304

    An American business offer to rescue Jarrow is spurned by Stanley Baldwin, and Uncle Freddie rescues a baby called Scargill.

    0202A Prayer For Those Abroad1998041619980419

    Alex Ferguson's award-winning comedy series about a boy and his uncle, set on Tyneside in 1938.

    In six parts.

    2: `A Prayer for Those Abroad'.

    Lecky and his Uncle Freddie invite a mysterious French airman back to Hurworth Place to meet the family.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris.

    / Alex Ferguson's six-part comedy series about a boy and his uncle, set on Tyneside in 1938.

    0202A Tale Of Sunshine And Showers19920311

    Young Lecky, in search of a present for his mam's birthday, gets in to trouble over a missing sixpence and runs away from home

    0203You Know What Pilots Say1998042319980426

    Auntie Bella is getting rather too fond of the French pilot and young Lecky is concerned for her virtue.

    Meanwhile Grandad Fergie is still missing.

    Could the body just pulled from Jarrow Slake be his? With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris.

    0203 LASTRed Sails In The Sunset19920318

    Uncle Freddie steals a tram to treat the poor folk to a seaside trip and is joined by Leon Trotsky, in exile on Tyneside.

    0204The Flight Of Birds1998043019980503

    Uncle Freddie's Jarrow firewood business is threatened by a rival firm and young Lecky is convinced that national security is at stake.

    All Lecky's attempts to straighten things out go hopelessly awry, as usual.

    With Shaun Prendergast and Alex Ferguson.

    Director Melanie Harris.

    0205Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries1998050719980510

    Young Lecky comes face to face with Winston Churchill, who has come to the North East to meet Saint Exupery.

    The great man walks off with Lecky's pork pie.

    With Shaun Prendergast and Alex Ferguson.

    Director Melanie Harris.

    0206 LASTBig Boys Don't Cry1998051419980517

    In the final part of Alex Ferguson's comedy series set on Tyneside in 1938, everyone comes home - even Lecky's errant grandad.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris.

    0301Harvest Of Hope19990318

    It is Christmas, and Lecky's one desire is to see Charlotte MacAtominey dance in the panto.

    But first he must get a ticket.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris

    0302Love's Long Journey19990325

    At Christmas dinner, Our Dad announces that the family will be moving to Reading where clean air and work await.

    Lecky refuses to leave Jarrow.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris

    0303Where Black Tides Rage19990401

    Young Lecky has been given tickets to the Christmas pantomime.

    He and his mother enjoy an enchanted evening.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris

    0304When All Hope Is Gone19990408

    Jarrow Lecky feels abandoned when his mam goes on holiday to Reading to see if a better life lies there for the Fergie family.

    A letter from the grammar school reveals that Lecky has not been attending regularly.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris

    0305A Visitation Of Angels19990415

    Lecky and his uncle meet two Spanish guerrillas who have come to buy arms.

    In exchange for food and shelter, Pablo is willing to distemper the wash house.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris

    0306 LASTOf The Brotherhood Of Man19990422

    Our Mam returns home to find Grandad Fergie has died.

    She abandons all plans of moving.

    Lecky's future in Jarrow is confirmed, and he can continue his unrequited love of the heartless Charlotte MacAtominey.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Alex Ferguson and Gareth Brown.

    Director Melanie Harris

    0401Two Heads Are Better Than One20000703

    Lecky's new friendship with love of his life Charlotte MacAtominey is thwarted by an infestation of head lice at Jarrow Grammar School.

    With Shaun Prendergast, Jamie Bell, Alex Ferguson and Colin Maclachlan.

    Director: Melanie Harris

    0402Do Butterflies Have Souls?20000710

    Lecky is worried that his father is drinking to excess and calls in a temperance evangelist, complete with brass band and Angels of Mercy.

    Our Dad is not amused.

    0403The Blue Bird Of Happiness20000717

    Lecky enlists the help of Uncle Freddie to organise a date with Charlotte to see Shirley Temple in `The Blue Bird'.

    Will love conquer all?

    0404What Is This Thing Called Love?20000724

    Lecky invites Charlotte to join him and Uncle Freddie on a fishing trip.

    It ends in disaster when she hooks a ferocious giant conger eel.

    0405I'll Tell You What Love Is20000731

    Charlotte invites Lecky to her tea party for two and tells him that she is going to have a baby - she has been kissed on the mouth by Lecky, so she must be pregnant.

    0406 LASTBlue Birds Over20000807

    Lecky and Charlotte run away to Gretna Green where they meet Gracie Fields.

    To Lecky's heartbreak, Charlotte is evacuated when war breaks out.

    He agrees to be sent away to the country believing he will never see her again.