Mrs Thursday

Mrs Thursday is a British television comedy-drama produced by Associated Television.

Mrs Thursday
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GenreComedy drama
Created byTed Willis
StarringKathleen Harrison
Hugh Manning
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series3
No. of episodes38
Running time60 minutes
Production companyAssociated Television
Original networkITV
Original release15 March 1966 (1966-03-15) –
22 December 1967 (1967-12-22)

It stars veteran British actress Kathleen Harrison as Alice Thursday, a Cockney charwoman who inherits £10 million and the controlling interest in a multinational company upon the death of her employer, as well as his Rolls Royce and Mayfair mansion. Hugh Manning played Richard Hunter, Mrs. Thursday's butler, business advisor, and confidant. Reg Lye played Bill Lee.

The series was devised by Ted Willis and featured scripts by Jack Rosenthal.

Three series, thirty-eight episodes, of Mrs. Thursday were produced. Series One (13 episodes) was broadcast between March 15 and June 7, 1966; Series Two (13 episodes) between 27 December 1966 and 20 March 20, 1967; and Series Three (12 episodes) between 5 October and 22 December 1967.

Series One is available on DVD. Series Two was released on DVD on 30 September 2013. Series Three, as of June, 2020, still hasn't been released.

'The Train from Dunrich House' was partly filmed at Stapleford Park, and featured its miniature railway.

Episode listEdit

Series 1 (first broadcast March 15–June 7, 1966)

  • A Ride in a Rolls Royce
  • Call Me Madam
  • Family Reunion
  • Thursday's Child
  • Honesty Is the Best Policy
  • The Girl from Fuller Street
  • The Canvas Jungle
  • You Don't Have to Book for Buckingham Palace
  • The Snows of Yesteryear
  • Hunter's Moon
  • The Full Dress Affair
  • The Sitting Tenant
  • Margate Comes But Once a Year

Series 2 (first broadcast December 27, 1966 – March 20, 1967)

  • A Little of What You Fancy
  • Changes Over the Counter
  • The Train from Dunrich Station
  • The Duke and I
  • When My Boy Comes Home
  • Only Washing and Babies
  • We Don't Pay London Prices
  • The Answer Is a Lemon
  • No Tea for the Tallyman
  • Up the Garden Path
  • The Old School Tie Up
  • A Matter of Time
  • Charity Begins at the Ball

Series 3 (first broadcast October 5-December 22, 1967)

  • News of a Cruise
  • All in the Same Boat
  • The Sea, the Sea, the Open Sea
  • When in Malaga
  • Two of a Kind
  • A Genuine Moorish Momento
  • Spring Time for Hunter
  • Alice Is at It Again
  • In the Sea Air
  • A Question of Being Entitled
  • Everything in Concert
  • We Bid You All Goodbye

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