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Mrs Wilson's Diary

Mrs Wilson's Diary

Satirical sitcom special written by Richard Ingrams & John Wells, based on their Private Eye column of the same name

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1969
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1
Starring
Myvanwy Jenn, Bill Wallis, Stephen Lewis, Peter Reeves, Nigel Hawthorne, Bob Grant, David Battley and Reg Templar

A satirical revue of life at No. 10 Downing Street during Harold Wilson's reign as Prime Minister, based on Joan Littlewood's successful West End stage production.

Littlewood's musical play was itself adapted from a television sketch based on the Private Eye column written primarily by John Wells with input from Richard Ingrams and Peter Cook. It chronicled the events in Wilson's life from his wife Mary's more down-to-earth and homely perspective.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • The Saturday Special: Mrs Wilson's Diary (Other official name)
Picture
Black and white

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 4th January 1969 on ITV at 9:55pm
Episode length
1 hour

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