Pat And Margaret
Comedy drama starring Victoria Wood and Julie Walters. A Lancashire-born American soap star who, returning to Britain, is reunited with her sister
- Comedy Drama
- BBC One
- Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Don Henderson, Deborah Grant, Duncan Preston, Lynda Rooke, Jan Alphonse and others
- Victoria Wood
- Gavin Millar
- Ruth Caleb
US soap queen Pat Bedford is the biggest thing on American television. She has three houses, a pool and an open-top Mercedes. Margaret is a waitress in a motorway cafeteria. She lives in a bedsit above a shop in Lancashire. But, Pat and Margaret are sisters, separated when they were young girls.
After 27 years, to their surprise (and Pat's horror), the pair are reunited live on national television. Pat wants nothing to do with her frumpy relative, but in the glare of the tabloid press, she has no choice but to play along - and while Margaret is initially swept along in a tidal wave of paparazzi and champagne, she struggles to make a connection between the soap star and the sister she shared a life with all those years ago.
A persistent newshound with a nose for celebrity scandal is soon on Pat's trail and the sisters are forced to escape together back to the North - to a world of shell suits, domineering mothers and skeletons in the family closet.
- Production company
- Also known as
- Screen One: Pat And Margaret (Other official name)
- Music by Colin Towns.
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Sunday 11th September 1994 on BBC One at 8:55pm
- Episode length
- 85 minutes
- Last repeat
- Monday 27th August 2012 at 11:40pm on Gold