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And Mother Makes Three (ITV 1971-1973 with Wendy Craig and Robin Davies)

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And Mother Makes Three ITV 1971 Wendy Craig

Sitcom …And Mother Makes Three, young widow Sally Harrison struggles to make ends meet and bring up her two sons. Richard Waring and Wendy Craig had teamed up between 1967 and 1969 for the BBC sitcom Not in Front of the Children which was pretty much the same kind of domestic format.

See also And Mother Makes Five which is basically a continuation of this show with the addition of David and Jane Redway. In fact the whole of this shows fourth season was about the wedding between Sally and David.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 26x30m-e / Broadcast 27 April 1971 – 27 June 1973

Creator: Richard Waring / Producer and Director: Peter Frazer-Jones

cast
WENDY CRAIG as Sally Harrison
ROBIN DAVIES as Simon Harrison
DAVID PARFITT as Peter Harrison
VALERIE LUSH as Auntie Flo
GEORGE SELWAY as Mr Campbell
RICHARD COLEMAN as David Redway (Seasons 3-4)
MIRIAM MANN as Jane Redway (Seasons 3-4)

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 27 April – 8 June 1971
1. SIMON’S HOLIDAY (27 Apr 1971)
2. BIRTHDAY BIKE (4 May 1971)
3. A BIRD IN THE HAND (11 May 1971)
4. GET MOBILE (18 May 1971)
5. SCHOOL FOR LOVE (25 May 1971)
6. POUND OF FLESH (1 Jun 1971)
7. MR MUM (8 Jun 1971)

SEASON TWO 2 December 1971 – 6 January 1972
1. A HARD DAY OUT (2 Dec 1971)
2. THE MATCHMAKERS (9 Dec 1971)
3. GROWING PAINS (16 Dec 1971)
4. BUT HOW CAN I TELL THEM (23 Dec 1971)
5. ONCE A YEAR DOG (30 Dec 1971)
6. ALL PLAY AND NO WORK (6 Jan 1972)

On 25 December 1971 there was a short 10 segment aired as part of that years All Star Comedy Carnival.

SEASON THREE 14 September – 19 October 1972
1. GATHER YE MUSHROOMS WHILE YE MAY (14 Sep 1972)
2. FATHER FIGURE (21 Sep 1972)
3. GIRL TALK (28 Sep 1972)
4. THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS? (5 Oct 1972)
5. A FAMILY AFFAIR (12 Oct 1972)
6. TWO HEARTS THAT BEAT AS TWO (19 OCT 1972)

SEASON FOUR 16 May – 27 June 1973
1. WEDDING TALK (16 May 1973)
2. HOMES, SWEET HOMES (23 May 1973)
3. A HOME AND A JOB (30 May 1973)
4. THE EVE OF THE DAY (6 Jun 1973)
5. …AND FATHER MAKES FIVE (13 Jun 1973)
6. STARTING TROUBLE (20 Jun 1973)
7. THE HONEYMOON’S OVER (27 Jun 1973)