The Cabbage Patch
Mother of two, Janet, has to contend with an harassed husband, an appalling mother and a life that revolves around one domestic crisis after another
- 7 (1 series)
- Julia Foster, Betty Marsden, Emlyn Price, Natasha Byrne and Belinda Lang
- Joan Greening
- Shaun O'Riordan and Paul Harrison
- Shaun O'Riordan
A view of family life from one key perspective - the mother's/wife's.
The Cabbage Patch focuses on Janet, a suburban housewife who, at the age of 36, has allowed herself to go to seed and is maniacal in the easily distracted, bad-tempered way that she deals with her domestic strife. Young daughters Kate and Elizabeth, while not uniquely problematic, cause her plenty of turmoil, and husband Tony's work in computers affords him the right, he thinks, to loll about at the house in a 'notice-me!' kind of way.
Janet also has to endure her friends Ruth and Susie, who consider themselves superior, and her meddlesome mother, Lillian, whose idea of encouragement is to suggest that her daughter quit the scene and marry somebody else.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Friday 29th July 1983 on ITV at 8:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 9th September 1983 on ITV at 8:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 25 minutes