A British television sitcom set on Merseyside that revolves around the relationship between Malcolm, a polite and friendly but dull man from middle-class Meols, and Brenda, a sharp-tongued, rough-around-the-edges working-class girl from Liverpool. Instead of the typical 'will they, won't they get together?', after getting together in the first episode, the show is more 'will they, won't they break up?' Watching refers to both the acerbic people watching that Brenda does and the bird watching that Malcolm enjoys, much to the disappointment of Brenda. Granada Television produced the show for the ITV network and broadcast for seven series and four specials between 1987 and 1993. The series was written by Jim Hitchmough and starred Paul Bown and Emma Wray as the mismatched couple.