Louise Gold appeared as Mrs Ford, in Series 4, Episode 1: Thirtynothing (often written as Thirty Nothing), Recorded 11 September 1989 first broadcast nationally on BBC2, at 20:00 to 20:30 on Thursday 14 June 1990 (had previously been shown on BBC Scotland on 13 November 1989)
Willie Melvin – Gerard Kelly
Mum - Jan Wilson
Chancer – Andy Gray
Brian – Jonathan Watson
Mc McLelland – Dave Anderson
Fiona – Ann Bryson
Tam – Iain McColl
Irene – Elaine C. Smith
Mr Gray – Steve Robertson
Mrs Ford – Louise Gold
Written by – Bob Black
Director – Ron Bain
Producer – Colin Gilbert
The location for Willie Melvin’s “home” in the series was actually writer Bob Black’s own flat.
Louise Gold, Elaine C Smith, and, Ron Bain had previously appeared in BBC Scotland’s Laugh I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, also shown on BBC 2; produced and directed by Colin Gilbert, and for which Bob Black was one of the writers.
Rachel And The Roarettes, Rita Rudner, Alexei Sayle’s Merry-Go-Round, A Week In The West End, and, Transmission: Impossible With Ed And Oucho were also shown on BBC 2, as was the first terrestrial broadcast of The Alan Clark Diaries.
Elaine C. Smith went on to take part in Shopping With The Stars 2009.
Links about City Lights
BBC Comedy Guide, page for the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/c/citylights_1299000623.shtml
Internet Movie Database entry for the programme: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0076995/
The British Sitcom Guide page for the programme: http://www.sitcom.co.uk/sitcoms/city_lights.shtml
Wikipedia’s page for the programme: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Lights_(sitcom)
Comedy Zone’s page for the programme: http://www.comedy-zone.net/tv/programmes/c/city-lights.htm
Biology Enclopedia’s page for the programme: http://www.biologydaily.com/biology/City_Lights_(sitcom)
Art History Club’s page for the programme: http://www.arthistoryclub.com/art_history/City_Lights_(sitcom)
Probert Enclyclopedia Section C: http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/A33C.HTM
DaveCov’s Comedy Classics, has a good section for the programme: http://www.davecovcomedy.co.uk/index.htm
BBC Programme Catalogue entry for this episode: http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax/programme/PSHH035Y