About Bread

They're making and they're taking. We take a slice of Bread and go behind the scenes.

Bread

Liverpudlian slang

The title is taken from the Cockney Rhyming slang term ‘Bread and Honey’ referring to money.

The Other Boswells

We met characters from a Boswell family in Carla Lane’s previous hit sitcom The Liver Birds. She has said they are probably related.

Greetings and Farewells

Peter Howitt left the show at the end of the fifth series and was replaced by Graham Bickley. The role of Aveline was also played by two actors – Gilly Coman until series four and Melanie Hill.

Back of the net

Over 21million people watched Aveline marry the vicar Oswald in 1988 — more people than watched the World Cup final in the UK.

Another slice

After the show had bowed out on TV, a hit play toured the country, entitled "Bread - The Farewell Slice".

Another door opens

Peter Howitt left to take up a career behind the scenes. He’s since directed films such as Sliding Doors and Johnny English.

Hello, Sweetheart

Victor McGuire who plays Jack went on to star in Goodnight, Sweetheart, opposite Nicholas Lyndhurst. You can also spot him in the films Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and The Phantom of the Opera.