Kinsey 1990 – 1991 (BBC)

During some additional research for the Birmingham filming locations walking tours I’ve discovered a BBC drama from the early 1990s called Kinsey.

I’m currently building up some facts about the show and have so far found the following;

Neil Kinsey (Leigh Lawson, who’d married Twiggy a few years before filming started) was a maverick Midlands lawyer and the series covers his unconventional approach to dealing with his cases. His partner is Tricia Mabbott (Serena Gordon) but he also has to contend with his estranged wife Judy (Marian McLoughlin).

The series also featured Midlands actors Meera Syal and Mark Williams and a young Minnie Driver also made an appearance. According to the TX card on the Pebble Mill Studios website, Robert Glenister (Ash in Hustle) also made an appearance.

The six part series (series one) aired on Tuesday evenings from April 2nd to May 7th 1991.

TV Supporting Artiste Bobby Civil made an appearance in the show, filmed on 27th October 1990 and he provides further series information on the link and confirms that the Corporation Street Law Courts were one Birmingham location used in the series.

The Pebble Mill Studios archive has a number of posts and images from the production of the series.

The series writer Peter Gibbs has confirmed that the Grand Hotel and Wilkes’ Solicitors on Church Street were both used for filming locations in the city centre, but Kinsey office scenes in series one were filmed at a decommissioned hospital in Redditch.

There are just two clips online and they are both in the form of BBC evening entertainment trailers. The trailer for series one is particularly poor quality, however, the other one, from series two, is shown below.

I’m currently progressing a number of lines of enquiry to see if copies of series one or two are available and I will update the page with any new information as it becomes available.

Does anyone remember the programme? If so please let me know if you have any additional information about it.

UPDATE: Series One, Episode One

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