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The WORST episodes of Bread

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Bread was the number 1 comedy show of its time in the UK and was watched by 21 million people. It was based on Liverpudlian family, the Boswells, and showed them in all sorts of situations trying to earn money for the week (hence the title "bread").

Last Updated: 4/27/2022Network: BBC One
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1989 Christmas Special
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6.00
2 votes

#1 - 1989 Christmas Special

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/25/1989

Christmas for the Boswells brings its usual mix of hilarity, sadness and surprises.

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Episode 1
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6.00
1 votes

#2 - Episode 1

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/2/1990

When Leonora arrives to take up residence in Billy's former home, Jack and Adrian are besotted but Billy is horrified as Julie neglected to tell him she was moving. Shifty returns full of apologies and gets a final chance from the family. To add to an eventful 24 hours, their pet dog Mongi has died and the family buries its ashes - then Aveline is rushed to hospital as she is about to give birth.

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Episode 7
star
6.25
4 votes

#3 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/30/1988

Joey gives Freddie an ultimatum - Lilo Lill or his mum. Linda McCartney opens an Animal Rescue Centre and, while getting her autograph, Billy invites her round for tea if she's ever "passing". She does - and an unwitting Nellie tells her all her troubles.

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Episode 8
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6.25
4 votes

#4 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/6/1988

Adrian buys gifts for the family when his poems are published but, when he purchases some dodgy video machines he gets both himself and Billy in trouble with the police. As if her two sons being in trouble were not enough, Nellie is furious when Shifty is also arrested for driving a stolen vehicle.

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Episode 9
star
6.25
4 votes

#5 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/13/1988

Nellie has a chance encounter with a man in the park and finds it difficult to put him out of her mind. Aveline has split up with Oswald, and Joey confronts Roxy about an anonymous letter sent to his mother.

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Episode 10
star
6.25
4 votes

#6 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/1988

The family seems to have enough problems without Nellie worrying about her friendship with Derek. Joey tries to help out Roxy by giving her money, and Adrian gives Billy a fruitless lesson in tact and diplomacy.

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Episode 9
star
6.25
4 votes

#7 - Episode 9

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/5/1989

Jack inherits Mrs. Cumberland's dog in her will but the animal is causing quite a stir in the Boswell household. When it disappears Jack becomes the beneficiary of a piece of good fortune - in the shape of Rachael. Billy decides he needs a new look and Freddie gets a new problem to deal with when Lilo Lill announces she has stopped taking the pill!

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Episode 10
star
6.25
4 votes

#8 - Episode 10

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/12/1989

Jack is smitten with Rachael, Adrian is meeting Magdalena at the airport, Billy is trying to impress Julie with his new look and Joey is away with Roxy. Mrs Boswell is happy for her sons but has a word of warning for them all ... meanwhile Aveline has become empowered and Lilo Lill has taken over the allotment!

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Episode 11
star
6.25
4 votes

#9 - Episode 11

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/19/1989

Adrian announces that he is having a second book of poems published but his news is trumped by Aveline's announcement that she is in the "glossies". Their good news is overshadowed when Billy has to be rushed to hospital with a deep cut to his finger.

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Episode 12
star
6.25
4 votes

#10 - Episode 12

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/26/1989

Aveline is finally pregnant but the timing is not to her liking now she has made the "glossies". Meanwhile, Grandad has been robbed, but his possessions are replaced when all the family rally round.

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Episode 13
star
6.25
4 votes

#11 - Episode 13

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/3/1989

It's Ma Boswell's birthday and she waits by the phone for Derek to ring and make her day. A surprise visit from Roxy causes Joey problems but he is surprised by his mother's reaction when he finally admits the relationship to her.

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Episode 6
star
6.33
3 votes

#12 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/1989

Mongy, the family dog, has been accused of biting a little girl and the police are called in to investigate. Billy changes his image in order to make Julie jealous, Jack gets a bumper wage packet thanks to his eccentric boss and Oswald is being pressurized to have a fertility test.

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Episode 7
star
6.33
3 votes

#13 - Episode 7

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/22/1989

Aveline has good news about Oswald's sperm count, Adrian finally hears from Magdalena and Joey's loyalty to the family drives a bigger wedge between him and Roxy. Meanwhile, Shifty is in trouble with Yizzel and his mate over money, so he steals their car and heads for London - again!

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Episode 8
star
6.33
3 votes

#14 - Episode 8

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/29/1989

Jack arrives home drunk and is whisked in to Grandad's house to avoid a confrontation with his mother ... and the vicar! Aveline decides to put her desire for a baby on hold while she returns to modelling and Nellie meets her admirer in the park.

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Episode 7
star
6.33
3 votes

#15 - Episode 7

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/14/1990

Nellie is away with her "friend" and finding the experience very uncomfortable; meanwhile, the family try to manage without her. Her absence becomes more acute when Grandad has a fall and breaks his leg!

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Episode 9
star
6.33
3 votes

#16 - Episode 9

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/28/1990

Adrian's new relationship with Irene has already hit a snag, Nellie becomes more concerned about Grandad when he starts becoming forgetful and Aveline is given a reality check by her agent.

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1990 Christmas Special
star
6.33
3 votes

#17 - 1990 Christmas Special

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/25/1990

Mrs Boswell finds that little things can cause enormous problems when all should be peace and tranquility.

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Episode 1
star
6.33
3 votes

#18 - Episode 1

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/1/1991

Joey’s past returns to haunt him. Billy finds himself in trouble with the law, and Freddie is notable by his absence.

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Episode 4
star
6.33
3 votes

#19 - Episode 4

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/22/1991

Mrs Boswell has trouble with a neighbour, Billy has a new job and Aveline is offered the chance of a lifetime.

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Episode 5
star
6.33
3 votes

#20 - Episode 5

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/29/1991

Mrs Boswell is rushed to hospital after a day out with her friend Derek. Meanwhile, Grandad receives a visit from Lilo Lill.

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Episode 7
star
6.33
3 votes

#21 - Episode 7

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/13/1991

Mrs Boswell, newly released from hospital, meets the family at the Victorian mansion for their holiday. But things aren’t exactly relaxing.

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Episode 8
star
6.33
3 votes

#22 - Episode 8

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/20/1991

Connie and Oswald join the holiday to see Billy and Aveline, and Joey’s protest about the game shooting on the estate wins him an admirer.

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Episode 9
star
6.33
3 votes

#23 - Episode 9

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/27/1991

Adrian, who has been writing his memoirs, makes a decision that will change his life. Joey has reached the end of his tether.

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Episode 4
star
6.50
2 votes

#24 - Episode 4

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/23/1990

Shifty tries to convince Martina that he has changed but ends up taking his passengers on an unexpected trip. Adrian and Jack are both competing for Leonora's affections.

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Episode 6
star
6.50
2 votes

#25 - Episode 6

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/7/1990

Billy's constant complaint of being neglected forces him to make an important decision. Nellie makes plans to go away with Derek, Shifty pledges his love to Martina and Lilo Lill plans a candlelit supper for Freddie.

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