Desmond's

Desmond's

1993 - 2001, Comedy
The life and troubled times of a barbershop owner, his employees and family.
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Episode Guide

  • Desmond's - O Little Town of Peckham (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    O Little Town of Peckham

    Lee decides that the barbershop needs a Christmas grotto complete with elves, pixies and a Santa; Shirley is planning a traditional Guyanese Christmas, but the family has other ideas.

  • Desmond's - Heavy Traffic (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Heavy Traffic

  • Desmond's - Return of Hyacinth Green (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Return of Hyacinth Green

    Porkpie's old flame, Hyacinth, turns up, and unwisely happens to answer the phone just as his absent fiancée, Susu, calls from Jamaica.

  • Desmond's - Judgement Day (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Judgement Day

    A funky American preacher arrives at the barbershop to sue Desmond for the months of mental distress he had to suffer after getting a haircut two years ago.

  • Desmond's - The Speech (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    The Speech

    Desmond is away at a conference, but he has lost his important speech; the barbershop gang may have to write a replacement.

  • Desmond's - Love Letters (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Love Letters

    Beverley becomes quite distraught when she finds a collection of love letters written by Cuthbert.

  • Desmond's - Do Me a Favor (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Do Me a Favor

  • Desmond's - The Godmother (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Godmother

    Beverley predicts doom for Michael's new relationship.

  • Desmond's - My Two Sons (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    My Two Sons

    Michael must fire people; Sean gives the barbershop a youthful image.

  • Desmond's - Go With the Flo (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Go With the Flo

    Matthew's sister wants to take him back to Gambia to run the family business.

  • Desmond's - Art Attack (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Art Attack

    Gloria falls for an eccentric artist.

  • Desmond's - Can't Buy Me Love (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Can't Buy Me Love

    Michael falls for a glamorous nightclub owner.

  • Desmond's - Susu Again (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Susu Again

    Shirley's flirtatious sister has her eye on Porkpie.

  • Desmond's - Too Red Eye (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Too Red Eye

    Desmond attempts to outbid his rival Baldwin Martin in the immortality stakes.

  • Desmond's - The Kid (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Kid

    Shirley invites troubled 9-year-old Daisy for the weekend.

  • Desmond's - Calypso (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Calypso

    Desmond fears for his marriage when a former admirer of Shirley's turns up.

  • Desmond's - Lee's Journey (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Lee's Journey

    Lee seeks his long-lost mother in Liverpool.

  • Desmond's - Growing Pains (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Growing Pains

    Michael takes Spanish lessons; Sean must make up his mind.

  • Desmond's - Flats, Lies and Videotape (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Flats, Lies and Videotape

    Lee gets a camcorder.

  • Desmond's - All Things Bright (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    All Things Bright

    Shirley is in charge of a Sunday school outing.

  • Desmond's - Roots Tradition (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Roots Tradition

    Gloria and Sean seek a new teacher; Michael brings time management to the shop.

  • Desmond's - Too Young (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Too Young

    Desmond's foray into physical fitness gets him into trouble.

  • Desmond's - The Prodigal (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Prodigal

    Tempers flare when Michael comes home.

  • Desmond's - Dobbin (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Dobbin

    Porkpie and Shirley convince Desmond to help save the local playground.

  • Desmond's - Daydreams (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Daydreams

    Desmond overreacts to Shirley's dream of owning a house.

  • Desmond's - Driving Me Crazy (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Driving Me Crazy

    Desmond prepares for another driving test; Michael's girlfriend plans to vacation without him.

  • Desmond's - The Waiting Game (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Waiting Game

    Louise has a pregnancy test; Desmond and Shirley wait for chauffeur Porkpie.

  • Desmond's - Vanity Merchants (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Vanity Merchants

    Gloria and Louise sell male beauty products.

  • Desmond's - Relative Strangers (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Relative Strangers

    Porkpie's daughter, back after a 20-year absence, avoids him.

  • Desmond's - Smokeless Fuming (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Smokeless Fuming

    Worried about his behavior, Desmond reads Sean's diary.

  • Desmond's - A Day in the Life (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    A Day in the Life

    A film producer hopes to profile the Ambroses.

  • Desmond's - The Peckham Pimpernel (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Peckham Pimpernel

    Desmond receives a mysterious letter and package.

  • Desmond's - The Head Hunter (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Head Hunter

    Shirley's new boss woos Desmond.

  • Desmond's - Thirty Year Itch (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Thirty Year Itch

    Shirley and Desmond celebrate their 30th anniversary.

  • Desmond's - Kung You (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Kung You

    The girls take martial arts classes after Beverley is mugged.

  • Desmond's - Here Comes De Sun (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Here Comes De Sun

    Porkpie protests the Channel Tunnel rail link; Gloria's exam results.

  • Desmond's - Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Stop the World, I Want to Get Off

    Shirley is depressed; Desmond, preoccupied.

  • Desmond's - For Love or Money (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    For Love or Money

    Desmond and Porkpie are nostalgic for their old music.

  • Desmond's - Porkpies (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Porkpies

    After years of his embellishing tales of his life, Matthew's wealthy sister visits.

  • Desmond's - Reunion (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Reunion

    Michael reunites with members of an old college pact.

  • Desmond's - A Microwave, Five Men and a Nappy (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    A Microwave, Five Men and a Nappy

    Shirley leaves for the weekend.

  • Desmond's - Veronica (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Veronica

    Sean falls for a young computer buff.

  • Desmond's - Hold de Front Page (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Hold de Front Page

    Desmond and Shirley try reasoning with their captors.

  • Desmond's - Hold de Front Page (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Hold de Front Page

    Trying to elude police, robbers invade the barbershop.

  • Desmond's - French Lessons (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    French Lessons

    Desmond is jealous when Shirley takes French lessons from a handsome instructor.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Desmond's

    Michael attempts to improve efficiency at the bank.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Desmond's

    The children leave Shirley and Desmond alone for the first time in years.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Desmond's

    Against Desmond's wishes, the women take a self-defense class.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Desmond's

    Gloria fails her exams; Porkpie's letter is printed in the paper.

  • Desmond's - Hello Auntie Susu (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Hello Auntie Susu

    Shirley suffers through a midlife crisis; her sister pursues Matthew.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Desmond's

    After betraying him, Desmond's dying friend wants forgiveness.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Desmond's

    A TV show featuring the Desmonds may be cancelled.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Desmond's

    Desmond fears for his life.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Desmond's

    Desmond rejects Shirley's teacher.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Desmond's

    Failing in school, Gloria tries modeling.

  • Desmond's - Expansion Plans (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Expansion Plans

    Michael wants to make changes to keep up with the times.

  • Desmond's - A Surprise for Porkpie (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    A Surprise for Porkpie

    Shirley's birthday depresses Porkpie; the gang throws him a surprise party.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Desmond's

    Shirley feels unappreciated.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Desmond's

    Shirley fears Gloria will have sex.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Desmond's

    Matthew pretends the gang works for him.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Desmond's

    Desmond hopes Gloria will take over the business.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Desmond's

    Desmond wants to reunite his band for a competition.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Desmond's

    Desmond takes in a homeless mother and child for the night.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Desmond's

    Sean dates for the first time.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Desmond's

    Trying to elude police, robbers invade the barbershop.

  • Desmond's - The Treatment (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Treatment

    Family and friends realize their love for hospitalized Desmond.

  • Desmond's - The Offer (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Offer

    A young businessman wants to buy the barber shop.

  • Desmond's - Desmond's (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Desmond's

    A family man (Norman Beaton) runs a barbershop in South London.

  • Desmond's - Sad News

    Sad News

    Desomond receives bad news about his old friend Sweetsticks.

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