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

Marriage Lines

BBC One sitcom about a young married couple. 43 episodes (5 series), 1963 - 1966. Stars Richard Briers, Prunella Scales, Edward de Souza, Ronald Hines and Christine Finn.

Series 4, Episode 6 - Goodbye George - Goodbye Kate

George is offered a job he finds he cannot refuse. Unfortunately it means leaving England for Lagos - and leaving Kate too, at least for the moment.


This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Sunday 26th September 1965
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Richard Briers George Starling
Prunella Scales Kate Starling
Edward de Souza Miles
Guest cast
Geoffrey Sumner George's Father
Diana King George's Mother
Dorothy Black Kate's Mother
Stephen Yardley Michael Baxter
Amy Dalby Old Lady
Alan Warren Telegram Boy
Ian Gray Chauffeur
Philip Howard Vicar
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Robin Nash Director
Robin Nash Producer
Dennis Wilson Composer