Miss Jones And Son. Image shows from L to R: Baby Roland (Luke Steensil), Elizabeth Jones (Paula Wilcox). Copyright: Thames Television.

Miss Jones And Son

ITV sitcom about a single mother. 12 episodes (2 series), 1977 - 1978. Stars Paula Wilcox, Christopher Beeny, Norman Bird, Charlotte Mitchell and others.

Series 1

1. From Here To Maternity

First broadcast: Monday 18th April 1977

As Elizabeth Jones tries to come to terms with the realisation that she is about to become an unmarried mother, she must also brace herself for the negative reaction of her parents.

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2. Baby Talk

First broadcast: Monday 25th April 1977

Elizabeth is starting to realise what impact looking after a very young baby has on her social life. She also finds that she is unable to take on any work unless it involves doing it from home.

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3. A Kid For Three Fathers

First broadcast: Monday 2nd May 1977

Great Aunt Bronwen is about to arrive from Wales in order to welcome the new arrival to the family. At 84 and with Victorian attitudes, Elizabeth feels the need to find the baby a proxy father - who will, of course, double as a suitable husband.

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4. For What We Are Not About To Receive.....

First broadcast: Monday 16th May 1977

Bringing up a baby single-handed has left Elizabeth with little opportunity to earn an income. She also finds she is too late to apply for supplementary benefit and the Health Visitor seems less than impressed with her. To top it all the local unmarried mothers' society want her to carry a banner on a protest march!

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5. Baptism Under Fire

First broadcast: Monday 23rd May 1977

With her baby about to be christened, Elizabeth has many contentious issues to resolve. Before she can christen her son Roland Desmond Geoffrey Jones, she has to sort out the church, godparents and christening robe...

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6. And Father Came Too

First broadcast: Monday 30th May 1977

After being persuaded to enter her son into a baby contest by Geoffrey, Elizabeth keeps it a secret from the new man in her life in case it scares him off. What she doesn't know is that he also has a child and is afraid to mention it to her for the same reason ...

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