Hattie. Hattie Jacques (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Angel Eye Media
Hattie

Hattie

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Four
  • 2011
  • 1 episode

Ruth Jones takes on the role of larger-than-life Carry On actress Hattie Jacques in this BBC Four biopic. Also features Robert Bathurst, Aidan Turner, Jeany Spark, Marcia Warren, Stephen Critchlow and more.

Hattie. Hattie Jacques (Ruth Jones). Copyright: Angel Eye Media

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2011
Channels
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Stars
Ruth Jones, Robert Bathurst, Aidan Turner, Jeany Spark, Marcia Warren, Stephen Critchlow, Jay Simpson, Brian Pettifer and more
Writer
Stephen Russell
Director
Dan Zeff
Producers
Richard Osborne, Seb Barwell, Jemma Rodgers and John O'Callaghan
Companies

Ruth Jones takes on the role of larger-than-life Carry On actress Hattie Jacques.

Happily married for more than a decade to charming Dad's Army actor John Le Mesurier, Hattie is at the height of her popularity when she is seduced by her handsome young driver, John Schofield.

While filming Carry On Cabby, she begins a clandestine affair with the younger man. Despite the danger of a career-threatening scandal, when the film ends she can't bring herself to end the affair. Ironically, Hattie can conceal her secret relationship more successfully by moving Schofield into the family home when the attic room becomes vacant.

An eccentric love triangle begins as the two Johns find themselves trading roles of husband and lodger. Hattie uses all her charm and ingenuity to navigate the escalating family tensions and threats of public exposure, but ultimately she must make a heartbreaking decision - which will risk leaving her quite alone.

Hattie is a bittersweet true-life drama about a very English love triangle, and a celebration of an extraordinary icon of UK comedy.

Based on book by Andy Merriman - Hattie Jacques: An Authorised Biography.

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Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 19th January 2011 at 9pm on BBC Four
Episode length
85 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 5th March 2021 at 1:45am on BBC4
  • Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 9:00pm on BBC4
  • Saturday 21st December 2019 at 11:00pm on ITV3

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