i'm surprised that as a male that i would supply the first comments on this series as it marked the first serious effort by television to portray young women living away from home.i only watched this because my older sister was left to 'babysit' myself and my two younger sisters on Saturday nights when my parents went out.the inevitable squabbles over the television were rife.i wanted to watch 'match of the day' she always wanted to watch something else,'take three girls' (ttg)solved our problems.if i would sit quietly through ttg she would indulge me with the football-oddly she has been a season ticket holder for watford fc for the past 25 years,i rarely watch football at all.
in ttg we watch the lives,trials and loves of kate,avril and victoria who share a London flat at the end of the 60's.kate,the free spirited neo-hippie,unmarried with a baby.avril,the cockney who has made good her escape from a large family-her dad was unemployed and seemed to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder,her younger sister-played by sally thomsett-kept borrowing her clothes and her mother expected her to be the main breadwinner.victoria,the posh one,was-if my memory is correct-studying the cello at a music school.
the series addressed serious issues through their lives.kate a working single parent,trying to balance her job with the demands of motherhood plus looking out for a partner.men in her life liked her but were not willing to take responsibility for another mans child.victoria was busted for drugs,a friend gave them to her telling her that they were fantastic slimming pills(they were amphetamines).but the episode that i remember the best was victoria's one night stand.she went to a party where she didn't really know anyone and met a man who was in the same boat.the next scene showed the man getting out of the bed next morning that he was sharing with victoria.both were naked and as an eleven year old i was both shocked and intrigued,did men and women share a bed with nothing on?wow.
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