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Love Story: Two Tame Oats (Season 10 Premiere ITV Tues 2 Jan 1973)

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In Two Tame Oats two couples, The Spriggs and the Truscotts, have shared a strong friendship for many years but lately Pat Spriggs and Stan Truscott have been getting closer than just good friends.

There was a short piece in the weeks TV Times on co-star Tony Melody who was pleased that he was getting a chance at a straight after a long run of comedy parts. Even in comedy roles Melody did tend to specialise in those middle-aged, middle-class married men type roles he is playing here.

Diana Coupland, who starred as Pat Spriggs had also appeared in The Suitcase, the opening episode of season nine a year earlier. Thelma Barlow who plays Doreen Truscott is best known for her very long running role as Mavis Riley in Coronation Street.

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UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 2 January 1973 at 9.00pm

Series: Love Story Season 10 Episode 1

Writer: Brian Wright / Script Editor: Maggie Allen / Production Design: Richard Lake / Director: Mike Newell

cast
Diana Coupland as Pat Spriggs
Tony Melody as Stan Truscott
David Waller as Dennis Spriggs
Thelma Barlow as Doreen Truscott
Leon Vitali as Jack Truscott
Brigid Erin Bates as Lesley Spriggs
Harry Walker as Fred Stone
Jean Challis as Hilda Byers
Linda Cunningham as Angelis Bellis
Mike Kinsey as Warren

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