In the mid-Eighties, the concept of an Independent producer was still in its infancy, and when Producer/Director Paul Jackson left the BBC, he quickly made a splash running his own production company, Paul Jackson Productions. One of its earliest commissions was on channel 4 - still pretty much the only place an Independent producer could try their luck. the show was a seven part sketch show called “Pushing Up Daisies”, starring Hale & Pace, Chris Barrie (later to become a Jackson stalwart in Red Dwarf) and Carla Mendonça. The writing team overlapped with a lot of the writers Jackson had been working with on Three Of a Kind and all went on to write for countless more sketch shows.
At the end of the first run, Paul asked Geoff to direct and co-produce the second series, which was to be called “Coming Next...”, and this series ran for six episodes in the winter of 1985. The format was sketches, impressions and comic songs including a memorable episode set entirely in the 60s, in authentic wobbly black & white...
First Tx 14/9/85 Channel 4 23.00-23.30
First Tx 21/9/85 Channel 4 23.00-23.30
First Tx 28/9/85 Channel 4 23.00-23.30
First Tx 5/10/85 Channel 4 23.00-23.30
First Tx 12/10/85 Channel 4 23.00-23.30
First Tx 19/10/85 Channel 4 23.00-23.30
You can find out more about the show on IMDb by clicking here
And here's a nice link for fans of Chris Barrie...