Wild, Wild Women

Wild, Wild Women is a British television sitcom that aired on BBC from 1968 to 1969. Shot in black-and-white, it starred Barbara Windsor and was written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.

Wild, Wild Women
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Title card
GenreSitcom
StarringBarbara Windsor
Penelope Keith
Pat Coombs
Daphne Heard
Joan Sanderson
Derek Francis
Ronnie Stevens
Anna Karen
Paul Whitsun-Jones
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes7
Production
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC1
Original release24 May 1968 (1968-05-24) –
10 February 1969 (1969-02-10)

CastEdit

PilotEdit

SeriesEdit

OutlineEdit

This period sitcom, set in 1902, was a variation of The Rag Trade, which was also written by Chesney and Wolfe. Barbara Windsor, who also starred in The Rag Trade, played Millie, a cockney woman who led the women in a milliner's shop. The storylines focused around the conflict between the female workers and the management, Mr Harcourt and his apprentice Albert. Reflecting the mood of Britain in the late 1960s, the women adopted a new feisty spirit not seen in most characters in The Rag Trade. In the pilot the women were shown as strong supporters of the suffragette movement, but it was decided not to make much of this in the series.

The series failed to attract the same popularity as The Rag Trade, and was decommissioned after the first series. Only episode 3 still exists.[1]

EpisodesEdit

Comedy Playhouse Pilot (1968)Edit

  • Pilot (24 May 1968)

Series One (1969)Edit

  • Episode One (6 January 1969)
  • Episode Two (13 January 1969)
  • Episode Three (20 January 1969)
  • Episode Four (27 January 1969)
  • Episode Five (3 February 1969)
  • Episode Six (10 February 1969)

ReferencesEdit

Specific
  1. ^ "Missing or incomplete episodes for programme WILD, WILD WOMEN". LostShows.com. 2006. Retrieved 10 July 2008.
General
  • Mark Lewisohn, Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy, BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2003

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