Cabbage Patch, The (ITV 1983, Julia Foster, Emlyn Price)

Short lived sitcom The Cabbage Patch detailed typical family life as seen from the mother’s point of view. Janet (Julia Foster) is a 36-year-old housewife who thinks she has ‘let herself go’ and is struggling to cope ith the demands of life and bringing up her two daughters Kate (Natasha Byrne) and Elizabeth (Amanda Lowdell).

Meanwhile she is also having to cope with husband Tony (Emlyn Price) who doesn’t do much to help, and a mother Lillian (Betty Marsden) who is always interfering.

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production details
UK / ITV – Central / 7×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 29 July – 9 September 1983 – Fridays at 8.30pm

Writer: John Greening / Producer: Shaun O’Riordan

cast
JULIA FOSTER as Janet
EMLYN PRICE as Tony
BETTY MARSDEN as Lillian
NATASHA PRICE as Kate
AMELIA LOWDELL as Elizabeth
BELINDA LANG as Susie,

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