About the Series

Genre: British Sitcom
Series: 2
Episodes: 12
First Transmission: 1988-1990
Channel: BBC

Colin’s Sandwich was written by Paul Smith and Terry Kyan.

The central character, Colin Watkins, is a neurotic man in his mid-thirties who works in a dead-end job for British Rail in their complaints department. He has a girlfriend, Jenny, and a best friend called Des. In his spare time, he writes horror fiction and dreams one day of being a top horror author.

Colin’s depressive attitude to life brings him into contact with many moral dilemmas and angst-ridden situations.

Mel Smith: Colin Watkins
Louisa Rix: Jenny

Best Episode ( S1 Ep3 )

Enough – Colin’s told to cut back on excesses for a fortnight after a health scare, the agony of it all isn’t helped by a leaving party and Chinese takeaway, and an appointment with old acquaintances only prolongs the agony.

1 November 1988

Imdb Score [9.0]

 

 

Worst Episode ( S2 Ep2 )

A Piece of Cake – Colin tries to hold in his inner child when he attends a boring wedding, Trevor’s announcement that he’s getting married comes with a surprise request, and attempts to inject some originality don’t quite hit the mark.

19 January 1990

Imdb Score – [7.2]

 

 

 

Full Episode List

Key:-  Blue highlighted episodes rated in the top half, brown highlighted episodes rated in the bottom half.

 

Season One

Flaunt It (1988)

Time Out (1988)

Enough (1988)

Pussyfooting (1988)

Back from Bengal (1988)

Night on the Town (1988)

 

Season Two

A Bit Wiffy (1990)

A Piece of Cake (1990)

Zanzibar (1990)

Night Thoughts (1990)

Frank (1990)

Out to Lunch (1990)