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Armchair Theatre: Poor Mother (ITV 13 Oct 1974, Amanda Reiss, Mona Washbourne)



Poor Mother Armchair Theatre 1970

In Fay Weldon scripted drama Poor Mother young bride Bambi is in hospital having had her first child. She is quickly realises that married life is not all it’s cracked up to be. Worst still her husband Graeme seems to have his own agenda.

In a small piece in the Week’s TV Times Amanda Reiss (who was 26 playing the 19 year old Bambi, was not interested in marriage saying she was “indifferent”. She was though more than happy to live with a man before marriage “I see nothing wrong with living with the man I love, with or without a ring.”

Although not listed as such in the TV Times, this was broadcast under the Armchair Theatre banner.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 13 October 1970 at 9.00pm

Series: Armchair Theatre Season 13 Episode 11

Writer: Fay Weldon / Production Design: Fred Pusey / Story Editor: Monica Menell / Producer: John Kershaw / Executive Producer: Lloyd Shirley / Director: James Goddard

Amanda Reiss as Bambi
Mona Washbourne as Sister
Colette O’Neill as Elaine
Sara Aimson as Mrs Brent
Maggie Jones as Wendy
Roger Brierley as Mr Brent
Ken Jones as Rickie
Nicholas Pennell as Graeme