Meet The Wife. Image shows from L to R: Thora Blacklock (Thora Hird), Freddie Blacklock (Freddie Frinton). Copyright: BBC
Meet The Wife

Meet The Wife

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

Domestic sitcom following working-class northern couple Freddie and Thora Blacklock, a plumber and proud housewife. Stars Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton.

Meet The Wife. Image shows from L to R: Thora Blacklock (Thora Hird), Freddie Blacklock (Freddie Frinton). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1963 - 1966
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
39 (1 pilot + 5 series), plus 1 short special
Stars
Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
Writers
Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
Directors
John Paddy Carstairs, Graeme Muir and Robin Nash
Producers
John Paddy Carstairs, Graeme Muir and Robin Nash
Companies

Plumber Freddie Blacklock lives with his wife Thora in the north of England. Freddie is a down-to-earth bloke who likes to take things easy whereas Thora has ambitions for the couple to improve their social standing.

Often affecting a posh voice in an attempt to impress those she comes into contact with - from the doctor to work contacts of Freddie's - her pride and his uncomplicated approach to life are frequently at odds!

The Blacklocks have been married for 25 years, their children have flown the nest and they know each other inside out. But, as the adage says, familiarity breeds contempt... or at least a major headache.

Additional details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: The Bed (Pilot)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 28th December 1963 at 9:35pm on BBC One

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