The Trouble With Maggie Cole. Image shows from L to R: Jill Wheadon (Julie Hesmondhalgh), Maggie Cole (Dawn French). Copyright: Genial Productions.

The Trouble With Maggie Cole

ITV comedy drama about a town gossip. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Dawn French, Mark Heap, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Vicki Pepperdine and others.

Next new episode is on Wednesday at 9pm. Episode 6
Catch-up on Episode 5 on ITV Hub   Episode 5 is repeated on Sunday at 11:40pm.

The Trouble With Maggie Cole. Image shows from L to R: Jill Wheadon (Julie Hesmondhalgh), Karen Saxton (Vicki Pepperdine), Marcus Ormansby  (Patrick Robinson), Jamie Cole (Phil Dunster), Becka Cole (Gwyneth Keyworth), Maggie Cole (Dawn French), Peter Cole  (Mark Heap). Copyright: Genial Productions.

The Trouble With Maggie Cole

Dawn French stars as a woman in small town who makes it her business to know a bit about everyone's lives

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2020
Channel
ITV
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Dawn French, Mark Heap, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Vicki Pepperdine, Patrick Robinson, Phil Dunster, Gwyneth Keyworth, Chetna Pandya and others
Writer
Mark Brotherhood
Director
Ben Gregor
Producers
Joanna Hanley and Angela Sinden

The Trouble With Maggie Cole is set in a picturesque small coastal town with a close-knit community. It follows the stories and fall out for Maggie, who doesn't pay attention to the cautionary adage that "those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".

Maggie is a central figure in the town, who makes it her business to know a bit about everyone's lives. When a radio journalist interviews her for a small reportage piece about local life she gives him far more detail (and embellishment) about the locals and their personal lives than he was counting on. In the days and weeks following the show's broadcast, Maggie sees the butterfly effect of how her very public gossip-fest affects various figures around the town and disrupts their lives.

Maggie has been happily married to headmaster Peter for nearly 40 years, and their son Jamie and his wife Becka live nearby. Other notable residents include Maggie's best friend Jill; Brian the publican; school secretary Karen; the town's GP Carol; local shopkeepers Emil and Roxanna; and Kelly who works in the hair salon. Also part-time-resident is the handsome Marcus, who rents a cottage to write his best-selling novels.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Glass Houses (Original announced title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th March 2020 on ITV at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 1st April 2020 on ITV at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 5: Sunday at 11:40pm on ITV

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