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 4, Episode 2 - Her Birthday

Surprise surprise, Freddie's forgotten Thora's birthday - again! A trip to the milliner does not make things any easier for him, and things only get worse that evening when Thora suggests a quick drink in the pub before a nice meal out...

Broadcast details

Monday 29th November 1965
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Thora Hird Thora Blacklock
Freddie Frinton Freddie Blacklock
Guest cast
Barbara Miller Mrs Bird
Kenneth Thornett (as Keneth Thornett) Arthur Buckley
Diana King Madame Yvonne
Barbara Keogh Betty, the Barmaid
David Carey Commissionaire
Paul Lindley Man
Felix Bownes Man in Queue
Norman Atkins Cinema Manager
Writing team
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Ronald Chesney Writer
Production team
Robin Nash Director
Robin Nash Producer
Chris Pemsel Production Designer
Russ Conway Composer
Dennis Wilson Composer

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