That Beryl Marston...!. Image shows from L to R: Georgie Bodley (Julia McKenzie), Gerry Bodley (Gareth Hunt). Copyright: Southern Television.

That Beryl Marston...!

ITV sitcom about a couple after an extra-marrital affair. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1981. Stars Julia McKenzie, Gareth Hunt, Jonathon Morris, Jayne Stevens and Peter John.

That Beryl Marston...!. Image shows from L to R: Georgie Bodley (Julia McKenzie), Gerry Bodley (Gareth Hunt). Copyright: Southern Television.

That Beryl Marston...!

Georgie and Gerry Bodley's life was going well - until he left her for Sussex sex strumpet Beryl Marston. But now he wants his ex-wife back

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1981
Channel
ITV
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Julia McKenzie, Gareth Hunt, Jonathon Morris, Jayne Stevens and Peter John
Writer
Jan Butlin
Director
Douglas Argent
Producers
Bryan Izzard and Douglas Argent

Phil Bodley comments to-camera as he tries to engineer his newly-divorced parents, Georgie and Gerry, back together. The latter, his father, had an affair with "sex godess" Beryl Marston, and although the divorce has only just been finalised he is keen to win Georgie back.

She isn't sure what she wants, and struggles to cope with being a newly-single mother of two and running her own business, a small shop - albeit with the help of gay best friend Harvey.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune was composed by Harry Rabinowitz with lyrics from Fran Landesman, and was performed by Julia McKenzie.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 24th July 1981 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 28th August 1981 on ITV at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 25th July 2016 at 8:25am on TPTV

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