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.

Marriage Lines

Marriage Lines

Marking 50 years since it was first broadcast, this DVD collection brings together the complete Series 1 and complete Series 3 of the groundbreaking marital comedy Marriage Lines. This hit series, written by Richard Waring (Rings On Their Fingers), is also notable for the sparkling comedic brilliance of its rising young stars, Richard Briers and Prunella Scales.

Newly-married George and Kate Starling arrive home from their honeymoon to discover that they've lost their door keys. How they come to meet their new neighbours and events that follow, sets the tone for a series that lovingly explores the perils and pitfalls of love, marriage, anniversaries, petty quarrels and the kind of making-up that's not so hard to do.

With series two missing believed wiped (as well as Series 4 and 5), we return in Series 3 to a heavily pregnant Kate, together with George in their new flat, facing up to the realities of becoming parents - something which Kate takes to with grace and assurance, while George... will keep stubbing his toe on the crib in more ways than one.

Fifty years on, it seems like only yesterday as Richard Briers and Prunella Scales find themselves living the result of those Marriage Lines.

First released: Monday 4th February 2013


  • Richard Briers & Prunella Scales interview: The Starlings Reunited
  • Cast filmographies
  • Picture gallery


  • Distributor: Acorn Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 3
  • Minutes: 422
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: AV3062

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