Sweet Sixteen (TV series)

Sweet Sixteen is a British sitcom that aired on BBC1 in 1983. It stars Penelope Keith and was written by Douglas Watkinson and directed and produced by Gareth Gwenlan.

Sweet Sixteen
Opening titles of Sweet Sixteen
Created byDouglas Watkinson
StarringPenelope Keith
Christopher Villiers
Joan Blackham
Mike Grady
Matthew Solon
Victor Spinetti
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes6
Running time30 minutes
Original networkBBC1
Original release16 October –
20 November 1983 (1983-11-20)


Helen Walker is the no-nonsense 41-year-old head of a building firm. However, her life is turned upside down when she falls in love with Peter Morgan, who is 16 years younger than her. He also falls in love with her and she becomes pregnant. After the two marry, the plot remained largely unresolved as low viewing figures meant a second series was not commissioned and the series was never repeated on any BBC channel.[1]


Richard E. Grant made his first screen appearance, playing Anton in Episode Six.[2]


  1. Episode One (16 October 1983)
  2. Episode Two (23 October 1983)
  3. Episode Three (30 October 1983)
  4. Episode Four (6 November 1983)
  5. Episode Five (13 November 1983)
  6. Episode Six (20 November 1983)


  1. ^ "Sweet Sixteen – Summary". British TV Comedy.
  2. ^ Welsh, James M.; Phillips, Gene D.; Hill, Rodney F. (27 August 2010). The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia. ISBN 9780810876514.

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