1977

Cranford - I'll Get My Man

'Cranford'

by Martyn Coleman - Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

April 1977

Synopsis

Cranford is a small country market town, inhabited largely by women. This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip, at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector Miss Deborah Jenkyns and her sister Miss Matty. But domestic peace is constantly threatened in the form of financial disaster, imagined burglaries, tragic accidents, and the reappearance of long-lost relatives.

Cast

Mrs Gaskell (Rose Maclachlan); Miss Matilda Jenkyns (Miss Matty) (Sue Lansdown); Martha (Julia Hall); Mary Smith (Clare Whiston); Miss Pole (Jill Kinsman); Miss Barker (Lillian Cook); Mrs. Forrester (Audrey Mitchell); The Hon. Mrs. Jamieson (Norah Slade-Symes); Mr. Hoggins (David Walford); Lady Glenmire (Hilary Cooke); Jem Hearn (Derek Hardwell)

Producer: John Cook

 

'I'll Get My Man' 

by Philip King

 

December 1977

Synopsis

Peter Graham, T.V. series hero, seeks refuge at the country rectory with his mild clerical Uncle Humphrey from all the females who continually chase after him, and in particular from Pixie Potter. Humphrey, horrified by the threatened loss of his housekeeper who has been dismissed by his formidable sister, advertises for a wife but absentmindedly omits the important word "marriage." These two occurrences resoundingly shatter the peace of the village.

Answers to the ad pour in. The arrival of the dignified Bishop of Lax adds to the confusion. Peter finds the vicarage no refuge from Pixie Potter and even more hectic than the outside world.

Cast

Rev. Arthur Humphrey (John Cook); Mrs. Carter (Audrey Mitchell); Harriette Humphrey (Lillian Cook); Winifred Barrington-Locke (Hilary Cooke); Peter ("Venture Man") Graham (John Markley); Photographer (Derek Hardwell); Josephine De Brissac (Sue Lansdown); Pixie ("I'll Get My Man") Potter (Kathy Phillips); Bishop Of Lax (David Walford)

 

Producer: Kathie Dowson