TV Executive Stress (ITV 1986-1988, Penelope Keith, Geoffrey Palmer) Published 2 years ago on April 25, 2017 Scripted by actor turned writer George Layton Executive Stress follows Caroline and Donald Fairchild as they try to keep the fact that they are married secret from the boss at the publishing company where they both work. Caroline has only just decided to re-enter the work force now that the kids have grown up and flown the coop and is lucky enough to get her old job back as editorial director of Oasis Publishing. However Oasis have just been bought out by a larger American company and Donald who works for them now finds that Caroline is his immediate superior. Complicating matters no end is the fact that their boss, Edgar Franklin Jr, cannot abide having married couples on his team! Geoffrey Palmer took the role of Donald Fairchild in the first season but was replaced by Peter Bowles for the second and third seasons. Funny, cosy and with a theme tune written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber no less production details UK / ITV – Thames / 19×25 minute episode / Broadcast 20 October 1986 – 27 December 1988 Writer: George Layton / Producer: John Howard Davies cast PENELOPE KEITH as Caroline Fairchild GEOFFREY PALMER as Donald Fairchild (Season 1) PETER BOWLES as Donald Fairchild (Seasons 2-3) ELIZABETH COUNSELL as Anthea Duxbury HARRY DITSON as Edgar Frankland HILARY GISH as Nicky Elizabeth CounsellGeoffrey PalmerGeorge LaytonHilary GishITVJohn Howard DaviesPenelope KeithPeter BowlesSitcomsThamesTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes10 hours ago Your Worst Nightmare: Behind the Barn (S5EP8 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Behind the Barn: When 20-year-old college student Kristy Ray is kidnapped from her home in rural Tippah County, Miss., in... Episodes10 hours ago Ghost Adventures: Gates of Hell House (S15EP12 Travel Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gates of Hell House: The crew investigate intense paranormal activity at “the Freakling Bros., Trilogy of Terror,” an infamous haunted... Episodes10 hours ago Who’s Stalking Me? (Lifetime Sat 23 Feb 2019, Chelsea Ricketts, Michael Welch) Following a near-death experience when an attacker breaks into her home, Amanda can’t shake the feeling that she’s still in... Episodes10 hours ago Ransom: Black Dolphin (S3EP2 CBS Sat 23 Feb 2019) Black Dolphin: The FBI asks Eric to use his negotiating expertise to convince the brainwashed survivor of an internet predator... Episodes10 hours ago Heart of Darkness: Gambling With the Devil (S1EP3 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gambling With the Devil: When the police arrive on the scene, a few blocks from the Isle Casino in Pompano... search EPISODES Episodes10 hours ago Love on the Menu (Hallmark 23 Feb 2019, Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith) When chef Hank makes a deal with frozen food executive Maggie to save his restaurant, their unexpected attraction complicates matters,... Episodes2 days ago The Blacklist: Marko Jankowics (S6EP8 NBC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Marko Jankowics: When Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) search for a woman who may know a... Episodes2 days ago Fresh Off the Boat: Be A Man (S5EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Be a Man: Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.