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

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Series 5, Episode 1 - The New Start

When Kate falls pregnant, George leaves his job in Lagos and flies home for the arrival of their second child. But until they find a new house, each Starling must stay with their respective parents.


Repeated on BBC 2 at 11:15pm, Feb 19th, 1967

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

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd April 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Richard Briers George Starling
Prunella Scales Kate Starling
Edward de Souza Miles
Guest cast
Geoffrey Sumner George's Father
Diana King George's Mother
Hugh McDermott American
Hazel Graeme Stewardess
Michael Graham Cox John
David Glover David
Lewis Wilson Man
Norman Chappell Monty
Barbara New Monty's Wife
Writing team
Richard Waring Writer
Production team
Robin Nash Director
Robin Nash Producer
Austin Ruddy Production Designer
Dennis Wilson Composer

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