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Kate (ITV 1970-1972, Phyllis Calvert, Penelope Keith)

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Drama series. Stories of Kate Graham, the agony aunt (Dear Monica) of Heart and Home magazine, who has a far from settled home life. When the series began Kate was recently widowed and had a teenage son. Her boss during the first couple of seasons was Donald Killearn who retired and was replaced Wenda Padbury.

Other key characters included Kate’s housekeeper Ellen, freelancer Bruce Rogers, features editor Lillian Coates. By the third and final season Kate had become Acting Editor of Heart and Home.

production details
UK / ITV Network – Yorkshire / 38×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 January 1970 – 27 November 1972 (Three seasons)

Associate producer: Peter Mortimer / Producers: Stanley Miller, Peter Mortimer / Executive Producer: Peter Rogers

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Phyllis Calvert as Kate Graham
Jack Hedley as Donald Killearn (seasons 1 and 2)
Penelope Keith as Wenda Padbury
Isobel Dean as Miss Wren
Elizabeth Burger as Ellen Burwood
Jasmina Hilton as Sally Hart (season one)
Tony Anholt as Bruce Rogers
Barbara Markham as Lillian Coates

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE  6 January – 31 March 1970
1. DEAR MONICA (6 Jan 1970)
2. A LITTLE LEARNING (13 Jan 1970)
3. IT’S SO PEACEFUL IN THE COUNTRY (20 Jan 1970)
4. ANYTHING FOR A QUIET LIFE (27 Jan 1970)
5. DANCE LITTLE BABY, DANCE UP HIGH (3 Feb 1970)
6. ONE GOOD TURN (10 Feb 1970)
7. SAY IT WITH FLOWERS (17 Feb 1970)
8. A GOOD SPEC (24 Feb 1970)
9. THE LOVE OF TWO WOMEN (3 Mar 1970)
10. THE MAN WHO BROKE THE RULES (10 Mar 1970)
11. THE KING IS DEAD (17 Mar 1970)
12. TAKEOVER: ROUND ONE (24 Mar 1970)
13. TAKEOVER: THE VERDICT (31 Mar 1970)

SEASON TWO 9 July – 1 October 1971
1. IDEALLY’S A BIG WORLD (9 July 1971)
2. A CHILD IS A GIFT (16 July 1971)
3. FROM A STRANGER (23 July 1971)
4. 1 – A SORT OF BEAUTY (30 July 1971)
5. 2 – A SORT OF CHANGE (6 Aug 1971)
6. THAT KIND OF LOVE (13 Aug 1971)
7. A GOOD MEDDLE (20 Aug 1971)
8. YOU CAN’T CONDEMN THEM ALL (27 Aug 1971)
9. CALL HER SENSITIVE (3 Sep 1971)
10. CALL HER SERIOUS (10 Sep 1971)
11. GOOD AND PROPER (17 Sep 1971)
12. A HUMAN WEAKNESS (24 Sep 1971)
13. THE GREAT FEMALE REBELLION (1 Oct 1971)

SEASON THREE 11 September – 27 November 1972
1. A VERY LONG SPOON (11 Sep 1972)
2. PEOPLE DEPEND ON YOU (18 Sep 1972)
3. A MAN FOR ALL THAT (25 Sep 1972)
4. I BELONG TO SOMEBODY (2 Oct 1972)
5. A FACT OF LIFE (9 Oct 1972)
6. SECOND TIME AROUND (16 Oct 1972)
7. A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION (23 Oct 1972)
8. MOONLIGHT AND ROSES (30 Oct 1972)
9. THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN (6 Nov 1972)
10. ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN (13 Nov 1972)
11. A NICE REST (20 Nov 1972)
12. BACK TO SQUARE ONE (27 Nov 1972)

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Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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