Jam & Jerusalem. Image shows from L to R: Rosie Bales (Dawn French), Sal Vine (Sue Johnston). Copyright: BBC.

Jam & Jerusalem

BBC One comedy drama / sitcom about a Women's Guild branch. 16 episodes (3 series), 2006 - 2009. Stars Sue Johnston, Pauline McLynn, Maggie Steed, Sally Phillips and others.

Jam & Jerusalem. Image shows from L to R: Queenie (Doreen Mantle), Hillary (Patrick Barlow), Eileen Pike (Maggie Steed), Sal Vine (Sue Johnston), Tip Haddam (Pauline McLynn), Caroline Martin (Jennifer Saunders), Rosie Bales (Dawn French). Copyright: BBC.

Jam & Jerusalem

A comedy drama about the members of a Women's Guild in a small West Country village called Clatterford

Comedy Drama, Sitcom
2006 - 2009
16   (3 series)
Sue Johnston, Pauline McLynn, Maggie Steed, Sally Phillips, David Mitchell, Salima Saxton, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and others
Jennifer Saunders and Abigail Wilson
Mandie Fletcher
Jo Sargent, Pete Thornton and Francis Gilson

Set in a small West Country village, Jam & Jerusalem follows the lives of the members of the local Women's Guild.

When her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack, Sal finds herself surrounded by the community - all offering tea and sympathy. But when her son James announces at the funeral that, as he is taking over the practice, his wife will be the village nurse, Sal finds herself not only widowed but out of a job.

As the community sympathy falls off, Sal feels neglected and alone and in a bid to stop rattling around her empty house and avoid the local Grieving Group counsellor, she decides it's time to take her own advice - stop sleeping in the dog basket, get a hair cut and a new top, take stock of her new life - and the Women's Guild is a good place to start.

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Also known as
  • Clatterford (Foreign title)
Music by The Kinks. The theme tune is The Village Green Preservation Society by Kate Rusby.
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 24th November 2006 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 23rd August 2009 on BBC One at 8pm
Last repeat
Sunday 1st August 2021 at 8:55am on Gold

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