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.

Episode menu

Pilot - The Bed

The couple's bed is well and truly worn out. As old as their marriage, it's more than past its reasonable lifespan and Thora has her eyes set on a new model. But getting a replacement is certainly not without its drawbacks.


Repeated on Tuesday 14th April 1964 at 7:55 pm, ahead of Series 1 beginning the week after.

Broadcast details

Saturday 28th December 1963
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Thora Hird Thora Blacklock
Freddie Frinton Freddie Blacklock
Guest cast
Brian Oulton Salesman
Lesley Allen Newly Wed
Patrick Scanlan Newly Wed
Writing team
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Ronald Chesney Writer
Production team
John Paddy Carstairs Director
John Paddy Carstairs Producer
Philip Barker Associate Producer
Charles Carroll Production Designer
Don Banks Composer

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