Marriage Lines. Image shows from L to R: George Starling (Richard Briers), Kate Starling (Prunella Scales). Copyright: BBC
Marriage Lines

Marriage Lines

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1963 - 1966
  • 43 episodes (5 series)

The pitfalls of marriage as witnessed by George and Kate Starling. From early difficulties to baby difficulties. Stars Richard Briers, Prunella Scales, Edward de Souza, Ronald Hines and Christine Finn

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Threshold

Newlyweds Kate and George Starling find themselves in quite the late-night kerfuffle after returning from honeymoon and realising they've lost the key to their new flat.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th August 1963
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Richard Briers George Starling
Prunella Scales Kate Starling
Ronald Hines Peter
Christine Finn Norah
Guest cast
Gordon Rollings Ronnie
Derek Benfield Harold
Sheila Raynor Harold's Wife
Antony Webb Policeman
George Betton Coffee Stall Owner
Mary Jordan Woman at Coffee Stall
Maitland Moss Hotel Porter
Robert Checksfield Party Guest
Micky Baker Taxi Driver
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Graeme Muir Director
Graeme Muir Producer
Malcolm Middleton Production Designer
Dennis Wilson Composer

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