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

Hattie

BBC Four comedy drama about Hattie Jacques. 1 episode in 2011. Stars Ruth Jones, Robert Bathurst, Aidan Turner, Jeany Spark and others.

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

Hattie

Ruth Jones takes on the role of larger-than-life Carry On actress Hattie Jacques in this BBC Four biopic

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2011
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Starring
Ruth Jones, Robert Bathurst, Aidan Turner, Jeany Spark, Marcia Warren, Stephen Critchlow, Jay Simpson, Brian Pettifer and others
Writer
Stephen Russell
Director
Dan Zeff
Producers
Richard Osborne and Seb Barwell

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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Laugh track
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 19th January 2011 on BBC Four at 9pm
Episode length
85 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 26th December 2018 at 2:05am on ITV3

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