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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

The Trouble With Maggie Cole

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV1
  • 2020
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Dawn French stars as a woman in small town who makes it her business to know a bit about everyone's lives. Also features Mark Heap, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Vicki Pepperdine, Patrick Robinson, Phil Dunster and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 500


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Series 1, Episode 2

The Trouble With Maggie Cole. Image shows from L to R: Maggie Cole (Dawn French), Peter Cole (Mark Heap). Copyright: Genial Productions
Maggie wants to apologise to everyone she's upset, whilst Peter attempts to hide the interview having gone viral. Jill bonds with fellow members of the "outed-six".

Further details

Maggie wants to apologise to everyone she's upset and goes to see GP Carol, but she's swiftly rebuffed and Peter comforts her, whilst attempting to hide the fact that her radio interview has gone viral.

Whilst the village is reeling from the interview, Maggie's ex-best friend Jill bonds with fellow members of the so-called 'outed-six', including handsome author Marcus.

Meanwhile Neil and Kelly embrace what was broadcast and pretend that they're lottery winners.

A persistent Maggie refuses to leave Carol's surgery and ends up discovering the real story of the doctor's marriage. Maggie is feeling more positive about everything until Jill visits later that evening.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 11th March 2020
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Dawn French Maggie Cole
Mark Heap Peter Cole
Julie Hesmondhalgh Jill Wheadon
Vicki Pepperdine Karen Saxton
Patrick Robinson Marcus Ormansby
Phil Dunster Jamie Cole
Gwyneth Keyworth Becka Cole
Chetna Pandya Dr Carol Tomlin
Jamie Talbot Tommy Jarvis
Emily Reid Roxanna Dubiki
Rocco Padden Josh Roberts
Joe Layton Neil Roberts
Lee Boardman Brian Daniels
Hollie Edwin Sydney Hurst
Laurie Kynaston Liam Myer
Kerry Howard Kelly Roberts
Tomi May Emil Dubiki
Arthur McBain Alex Myer
Karen Henthorn Jenny Myer
Guest cast
Jason Bailey Alan Tomlin
Jessica Fostekew Betty Jarvis
Elizabeth Bower Megan
Suri Tang Hayley
Ashleigh Reynolds Christopher
Lucinda Holloway Jane
Writing team
Mark Brotherhood Writer
Maya Sondhi Script Consultant
Production team
Ben Gregor Director
Joanna Hanley Producer
Angela Sinden Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Dawn French Executive Producer
Mark Brotherhood Executive Producer
Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
Rachel Alabaster Line Producer
Jono Griffith Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Rebecca Hale Costume Designer
Andy Hollis Director of Photography
Christine Walmesley-Cotham Make-up Designer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer
David Ahern Graphics
Andy Pearson 1st Assistant Director

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