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

Series 4, Episode 5 - The Merry Widow

In the run up to Christmas, Freddie catches a terrible cold from a neighbour. When she pays a visit to advise on his recovery, Thora's terribly suspicious, untrusting mind begins to run away with her once more.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th December 1965
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Thora Hird Thora Blacklock
Freddie Frinton Freddie Blacklock
Guest cast
Arthur Howard The Vicar
Avis Bunnage Mrs. Jackson
Jon Laurimore Bill
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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