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.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - The Back

It's Sunday and Thora's back's playing up, so Freddie brings her breakfast in bed. It's not long before their quiet morning is disturbed by the doorbell, and when she sees the state of the kitchen she insists on getting up.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th May 1964
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Thora Hird Thora Blacklock
Freddie Frinton Freddie Blacklock
Guest cast
Harold Goodwin Milkman
Bartlett Mullins Harry
Pip Rolls Paper Boy
Writing team
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Ronald Chesney Writer
Production team
John Paddy Carstairs Director
John Paddy Carstairs Producer
Peter Seddon Production Designer
Russ Conway Composer
Norman Percival Composer

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