Meet the Wife: Series 1-5 All Remaining Episodes (DVD)
The first DVD release of one of the top-rated BBC comedies of the 1960s, starring Freddie Frinton, Thora Hird
Written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe, and running to five seasons from 1960 to 1966, the series was immortalised in The Beatles ·Good Morning, Good Morning: ?Its time for tea and Meet the Wife?.
Thora and Fred Blacklock (Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton) are a middle-aged couple in the north of England, just about managing to make ends meet. Fred is an amiable, hard-working plumber who likes a bet and a pint on the way home, while Thora is an incessant talker with ideas of improving the couples social standing. Although happy to chatter at Fred in her normal northern accent, in company or on the phone she unfailingly puts on her posh voice much to Freds annoyance.
Despite Thoras limitless pickiness and bickering usually over the most trivial things theres genuine affection between the pair, and Freds patience rarely reaches breaking point. Its a partnership that struck a chord with the British public, and confrmed Hird as the nations favourite comic actress.
Release Date: 24th October 2016
Year of production: 1963
Running Time: 400 min
Cat No: 166442