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Take Three Girls (BBC-1 1969-1971, Susan Jameson, Liza Goddard)Take Three Girls (BBC-1 1969-1971, Susan Jameson, Liza Goddard)

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Take Three Girls (BBC-1 1969-1971, Susan Jameson, Liza Goddard)

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Well remembered comedy drama series Take Three Girls told stories of a trio of girls sharing a flat in London’s SW3. Initially the three were single parent Kate who is trying but failing to make it as an actress, posh music student Victoria and Avril, a cockney art student. Victoria’s dad Mr Edgecombe was also a semi regular.

By the time the second season had started Kate had married and moved on and Avril had moved to Paris to continue her studies. In came new girl jenny, a journalist and American psychology grad Lulie.

More a series of playlets than an out and out continuing series. Take Three Girls was pretty popular as was the evocative theme tune by folk group The Pentangle which would also go on to be a chart hit.

In 1982 there was a somewhat surprising four part reunion called Take Three Women catching up with the original girls – Kate is now living with a teacher and her son is a teenager, Avril has her own art gallery and Victoria is a widow with a young daughter.

production details
UK | BBC One | 24×50 minutes | Broadcast 17 November 1969 – 11 June 1971 and 21 September – 12 October 1982.

Creator: Gerald Savory
Theme Music: Light Flight by The Pentangle
Producer: Michael Hayes

cast
Susan Jameson as Kate (season one)
Angela Down as Avril (season one)
Liza Goddard as Victoria Edgecombe
Carolyn Seymour as Jenny (season two)
Barra Grant as Lulie (season two)
David Langton as Mr Edgecombe

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