Two of Britain’s best-loved actresses Penelope Keith and June Brown star in the title roles of this comedy drama.
When posh Margery (Penelope Keith) accidentally kills a young intruder in her home, she panics and goes on the run with her cleaning lady Gladys (June Brown) in tow. The unlikely couple take to the open road and fugitive life like ducks to water, proving more than a match for the pursuing police, played by Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger in Only Fools And Horses) and Martin Freeman (The Office).
Margery’s only son Graham is played by Adam Godley. Gladys’s ne’er-do-well husband Troy is played by Peter Vaughan, while Goodness Gracious Me’s Kulvinder Ghir appears as post office owner Mr Singh.
UK / ITV-1 – Carlton / 1×120 minute episode / Broadcast 21 September 2003
Writer: John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch / Producer: Philip Shelley / Executive Producer: Sharon Bloom / Director: Geoffrey Sax
Penelope Keith as Margery Heywood
June Brown as Gladys Gladwell
Alan David as Gordon Thompson
Marcia Warren as Jean Thompson
Matthew Lockwood as Scott Wilkins
Tilly Vosburgh as Mrs Wilkins
Roger Lloyd Pack as Detective Inspector Woolley
Martin Freeman as Detective Sergeant Stringer
Adam Godley as Graham Heywood
Peter Vaughan as Troy Gladwell
Heather Tobias as Mrs Hewlett
Ken Morley as Bill Nightingale
Kulvinder Ghir as Mr Singh
Ivana Basic as Nina Kovacs
Richard Ridings as Terry Mason
Paul Chapman as Arthur Penfold