Westbeach is a British television series produced by Witzend Productions for the BBC in 1993.[1]

Created byTony Marchant
StarringOliver Cotton
Deborah Grant
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes10
ProducerSusi Hush
Production companyBBC
Original networkBBC1
Original release10 April (1993-04-10) –
19 June 1993 (1993-06-19)

The series was set in the fictional seaside town of Westbeach (filmed on location in Eastbourne) and dealt with two rival families, the Cromers and the Prestons, who controlled the local businesses. The Preston family owned an upmarket seafront hotel, while the Cromers ran an amusement arcade and a fish-and-chip shop. One series of ten episodes was produced.[1]

The Times described the "dismal performance" of the BBC three new flagships dramas which included Westbeach, the programme only achieved 6.27 million viewers and was ranked 69th.[2]




Number Title Writer Broadcast
1 Just Another Saturday Tony Marchant 10 April 1993
2 Rain or Shines Lou Wakefield 17 Apr 1993
3 Come on Bay, Light my Fire Gerard Macdonald 24 April 1993
4 Presence of Malice Kieran Prendiville 1 May 1993
5 Young and Shingle Steve Coombes and Dave Robinson 8 May 1993
6 A Nice Little Erma Steve Coombes and Dave Robinson 22 May 1993
7 Trouble and Strife Tony Marchant 29 May 1993
8 Last Chance Saloon Gerard Macdonald 5 Jun 1993
9 Pier Pressure Tony Marchant 12 June 1993
10 Kieran Prendiville 19 June 1993


  1. ^ a b c BBC Genome
  2. ^ Alexandra Frean (19 May 1993). "Drama on the Box". News. The Times (64648). London.

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