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Divided We Stand (BBC One Sitcom, Anna Keaveney, Shaun Curry)



In sitcom Divided We Stand married couple Maisie (Anna Keaveney) and Shaun Curry (Bert) decide to separate but neither is prepared to leave their house – so they split it down the middle. Although Bert is convinced this is just a short term thing, Maisie is determined this is the end of their marriage.

The excellent Peter Childs was also a regular as Jack and Michelle Holmes played daughter Susan.

Myra Taylor (co-creator of The Liver Birds) channels the classic Steptoe and Son episode that was also called Divided We Stand and managed to get a whole series out of it.

Cast: Anna Keaveney as Maisie; Shaun Curry as Bert; Maggie McCarthy as Rita; Peter Childs as Jack; Vivienne Martin as Edna; Michelle Holmes as Susan

Writer: Myra Taylor / Directors: Sue Bysh, Harold Snoad

UK / BBC One / 6×30 minute episode / 10 November 1987 – 5 January 1988 / Tuesdays at 7.00pm