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

Meet The Wife

BBC One sitcom about a middle-aged couple. 39 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1963 - 1966. 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.

Meet The Wife

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1963 - 1966
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
39   (1 pilot + 5 series), plus 1 short special
Starring
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

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.

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: The Bed (Pilot)
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 28th December 1963 on BBC One at 9:35pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 19th December 1966 on BBC One at 7:30pm

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