Screen One: Season 6, Episode 3

Pat and Margaret (11 Sep. 1994)

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Unexpected events occur over a long weekend when Pat, a glamorous British born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her auto biography on television and meets, for the first time ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Wood ...
Margaret Mottershead
Pat Bedford
Duncan Preston ...
Thora Hird ...
Jim's Mother
Don Henderson ...
Deborah Grant ...
Lynda Rooke ...
Jan Alphonse ...
Amanda Pointer ...
Julie Hesmondhalgh ...
Helper in Old Age Home
Gabrielle Blunt ...
Old Lady in Home
Philip Lowrie ...
Martin - Warm-Up Man
Charles Pemberton ...


Unexpected events occur over a long weekend when Pat, a glamorous British born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her auto biography on television and meets, for the first time since they were teenagers, Margaret her plain, fat and frumpy younger sister. The meeting is painful for both sisters highlighting the vast differences in their lives and resurrecting painful memories of their unhappy childhood with their uncaring mother. The tabloid press smell a juicy story and a race ensues to trace the current whereabouts of the long lost errant mother... Written by Mark Smith <>

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In the original script, Pat's PA Claire was not pregnant - 'Victoria Wood' wrote the pregnancy into the script to accommodate Celia Imrie's real-life pregnancy. See more »


Referenced in Comedy Connections: Dinnerladies (2006) See more »

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Story and character - oh the good old days
28 July 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

An utterly charming, moving and beautifully written piece about middle-aged women - how unusual. Middle aged women are largely ignored in TV and film today, in favour for the young supposedly prettier generation. Yet here is a play written by a woman for women and was such a big hit when first screened on the BBC in 1994 that it makes you realise that yes TV execs, people do want to watch women! Chauvinism in TV and film is a much discussed matter but that aside, this is really is a beautiful play with terrific wit and some fine performances.

Walters, somewhat of a caricature in recent years, displays the same magnetism and coming timing that recalled Educating Rita and Wood, though not a natural actress, is perfectly competent. Typically hilarious support from Thora Hird but also I loved Stella, a completely believable performance by Deborah Grant.

Whilst film makers and TV execs seem to only get excited over stupid super heroes and police shows, this is an absolute rose amongst many thorns.

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