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 3, Episode 1 - The Cuckoo

With their first child on the way, Kate and George are increasingly arguing. He's worried about the money, whilst she's concerned with preparations. Visiting another couple does nothing to lighten the mood.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th January 1965
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Richard Briers George Starling
Prunella Scales Kate Starling
Guest cast
Diana King George's Mother
Moray Watson Ronnie
Elvi Hale Midge
Sonia Graham Sarah Hamilton
Patrick O'Connell Henry Hamilton
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Robin Nash Director
Graeme Muir Producer
Graeme Muir Executive Producer
Julia Trevelyan Oman Production Designer
Dennis Wilson Composer

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