Written by Keith Waterhouse and starring Adam Faith as the classic loveable rogue, the cult ITV series Budgie is finally making a return – on DVD.
Faith is Ronald "Budgie" Bird, ex-jailbird and eternal optimist, always on the look out for a quick earner – and always guaranteed to make a complete mess of it and end up in serious trouble, often with occasional boss and full-time Soho villain Charlie Endell.
Two series were made, each of 13 episodes. All were repeated around the time of Channel 4’s launch, with recordings of these shows changing hands for big money on eBay. Don’t waste your cash – the official release of the first series is set for 22nd May through Network. No date as yet has been set for the second series, but it’s expected later in the year.
Now…where did I put that "Budgie" jacket?