Executive Stress. Image shows from L to R: Caroline Fairchild (Penelope Keith), Donald Fairchild (Geoffrey Palmer). Copyright: Thames Television.

Executive Stress

ITV sitcom about a married couple working together. 19 episodes (3 series), 1986 - 1988. Stars Penelope Keith, Geoffrey Palmer and Peter Bowles.

Executive Stress. Image shows from L to R: Caroline Fairchild (Penelope Keith), Donald Fairchild (Peter Bowles). Copyright: Thames Television.

Executive Stress

Sitcom about a publishing executive who returns to work after raising children for almost 30 years, and finds herself employed alongside her husband

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1986 - 1988
Channel
ITV
Episodes
19   (3 series)
Starring
Penelope Keith, Geoffrey Palmer and Peter Bowles
Writer
George Layton

Caroline Fairchild gave up her job soon after marrying in order to raise hastily-arriving children: nearly 30 years on, and with the house now empty, she's restless to get back into a regular job.

Looking to return to the field of publishing, she unwittingly becomes employed alongside her husband - just as his company is taken over by a new owner with a no-couples policy in place!

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune, Remember Why We Fell In Love, was written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and performed by Julie Covington.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 20th October 1986 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 27th December 1988 on ITV at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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