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Trouble With You Lilian, The (ITV 1971, Dandy Nichols, Patricia Hayes)

The Trouble With You Lilian

In The Trouble With You Lilian, Madge and her best friend Lilian share a house. Madge tends to bully Lilian somewhat feeling that her position as house owner makes her superior to Lilian who is her “paying guest.”

The short lived sitcom marked the first TV team up of two of the era’s best known comedy actresses, Dandy Nichols and Patricia Hayes. Guest stars included James Beck, Norman Mitchell and Freddie Jones.

The broadcast dates below refer to the ATV/London regions. The show wasn’t fully networked across the regions and in some was shown at 6.30pm rather than 7.30pm

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 2 July – 6 August 1971 

Writer: Jennifer Phillips / Director: Howard Ross

cast
DANDY NICHOLS as Madge
PATRICIA HAYES as Lilian

THE EPISODES
1. THE PRESENCE (2 Jul 71)
2. YOU LOSE ON THE SWINGS (9 Jul 71)
3. OUTSIDE PATIENTS (16 Jul 71)
4. FAULT ON THE LINE (23 Jul 71)
5. THE LONG WASH (30 Jul 71)
6. LONG WAY TO GO (6 Aug 71)





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