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 7 - The Strain

Following an accident involving a particularly heavy bathtub, Freddie is sent home from work with an injured shoulder. Thora's determined that he should see the doctor, but far too house-proud to simply let him in.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 2nd June 1964
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Thora Hird Thora Blacklock
Freddie Frinton Freddie Blacklock
Guest cast
David Morrell Dr. Clark
Brian Rawlinson Sid
Geoffrey Hibbert Mr. Cartwright
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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