Rent Meet the Wife: Series 1-5 (The Surviving Episodes) (1966)

3.6 of 5 from 48 ratings
6h 40min
Rent Meet the Wife: Series 1-5 (The Surviving Episodes) (aka Meet the Wife: Series 1-5 (All Remaining Episodes)) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
One of the BBC's earliest domestic sitcoms, "Meet the Wife" affectionately dissects the trials and comforts of mid-life marriage after the kids have flown the nest. Written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe, and running to five seasons from 1963 to 1966, the series was immortalised in The Beaties' 'Good Morning, Good Morning': "It's time for tea and Meet the Wife". Thora and Fred Blacklock (Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton) are a middle-aged couple in the north of England, just about managing to make ends meet. Fred is an amiable, hard-working plumber who likes a bet and a pint on the way home, while Thora is an incessant talker with ideas of improving the couple's social standing.
Although happy to chatter at Fred in her normal northern accent, in company or on the phone she unfailingly puts on her posh voice - much to Fred's annoyance. Despite Thora's limitless pickiness and bickering - usually over the most trivial things - there's genuine affection between the pair, and Fred's patience rarely reaches breaking point. It's a partnership that struck a chord with the British public, and confrmed Hird as the nation's favourite comic actress. Contains all remaining episodes from series 1-5, including the pilot episode 'The Bed'.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
John Paddy Carstairs, Graeme Muir, Robin Nash
Creators:
Ronald Chesney, Ronald Wolfe
Writers:
Ronald Chesney, Ronald Wolfe
Aka:
Meet the Wife: Series 1-5 (All Remaining Episodes)
Studio:
Simply Media
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/10/2016
Run Time:
400 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Pilot: The Bed (S1)
1. Getting Away (S1)
2. Coming Home (S1)
3. The Back (S1)
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. The Night Out (S1)
5. Little Andrew (S1)
6. The Business Dinner (S1)
7. The Strain (S1)
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Teenage Niece (S2)
2. The Pain (S4)
3. Her Birthday (S4)
4. The Hotel (S4)
5. Merry Window (S4)
6. Journey Home (S4)
7. Old Time Dancing (S5)

Rent other films like Meet the Wife: Series 1-5 (The Surviving Episodes)

Reviews of Meet the Wife: Series 1-5 (The Surviving Episodes)

Currently there are no reviews for this title

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month