Pat And Margaret. Image shows from L to R: Pat Bedford (Julie Walters), Margaret (Victoria Wood)
Pat And Margaret

Pat And Margaret

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 1994
  • 1 episode

Comedy drama starring Victoria Wood and Julie Walters. A Lancashire-born American soap star who, returning to Britain, is reunited with her sister. Also features Celia Imrie, Don Henderson, Deborah Grant, Duncan Preston, Lynda Rooke and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1994
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
1
Stars
Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Don Henderson, Deborah Grant, Duncan Preston, Lynda Rooke, Jan Alphonse and more
Writers
Victoria Wood and Robyn Slovo
Director
Gavin Millar
Producer
Ruth Caleb
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Screen One: Pat And Margaret
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by Colin Towns.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 11th September 1994 at 8:55pm on BBC One
Episode length
85 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 27th August 2012 at 11:40pm on Gold
  • Tuesday 14th August 2012 at 11:10pm on Gold
  • Thursday 12th April 2012 at 11:45pm on Gold

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