Union Castle

ITV sitcom. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1982. Stars Stratford Johns, Moray Watson, Wanda Ventham, Lyndon Hughes and Carol MacReady.

Union Castle

Lord Mountainash, general secretary of a trade union, buys Runnymeade Castle and uses it as a base to thwart the Wicked Woman of Downing Street

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1982
Channel
ITV
Episodes
7   (1 series)
Starring
Stratford Johns, Moray Watson, Wanda Ventham, Lyndon Hughes and Carol MacReady
Writer
Eric Paice
Director
Douglas Argent
Producer
Eric Prytherch

Under normal circumstances, an announcement that a Lord Mountainash has bought Runnymeade Castle would not create a stir but, when the Lord in question is also General Secretary of a trade union, then true blue Tories are aghast. These Tories include Mountainash's resident butler Wordsworth and Lady Thaxted who lives in a cottage within the castle's vast 4,000 acre grounds. But if the Lord were to feel comfortable in the regal pile he shares with his daughter Annie, then he is soon brought back to earth by Elizabeth 'Red Betty' Steel, the militant general secretary of the union.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th April 1982 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 7th June 1982 on ITV at 8pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes