Meet the Wife will be released by Simply Media on the 24th of October 2016. Review here.
One of the BBC’s earliest domestic sitcoms, Meet the Wife affectionately dissects the trials and comforts of mid-life marriage after the kids have flown the nest.
Written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe (On the Buses), and running for five series from 1963 to 1966, the series was immortalised in The Beatles’ ‘Good Morning, Good Morning’: ‘It’s time for tea and Meet the Wife’.
BAFTA-winning Dame Thora Hird DBE (Last of the Summer Wine) and Freddie Frinton (Dinner for One) are Thora and Fred Blacklock, 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 pint on the way home, while Thora has ideas of improving the couple’s social standing. Meet the Wife contains all remaining episodes from series 1-5 (including the Comedy Playhouse pilot ‘The Bed’), and is released on 24 October 2016.