Sitcom Miss Jones and Son saw determined single mum Elizabeth Jones bringing up her baby son alone. Elizabeth had been in a relationship for four years with journalist Alan Sadler but after he moved out she discovered she was pregnant.
In spite of parental opposition Elizabeth decides to keep her baby. Even though 1977 is not that far away there was still a significant amount of stigma attached to a young woman being pregnant out of wedlock and the series was considered slightly controversial because of that.
A good starring role for Paula Wilcox following the end of Man About The House.
UK / ITV – Thames / 12×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 18 April 1977 – 13 February 1978
Writer: Richard Waring / Music: Roger Webb / Producer: Peter Frazer-Jones
PAULA WILCOX as Elizabeth Jones
NORMAN BIRD as Mr Jones
CHARLOTTE MITCHELL as Mrs Jones (Season 1)
JOAN SCOTT as Mrs Jones (Season 2)
CHRISTOPHER BEENY as Geoffrey
DAVID SAVILLE as David (Season 2)
CASS ALLEN as Rose Tucker