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Margery Heywood
June Brown ...
Gladys Gladwell
Alan David ...
Gordon Thompson
Marcia Warren ...
Jean Thompson
Matthew Lockwood ...
Scott Wilkins
Tilly Vosburgh ...
Mrs. Wilkins
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D.I. Woolley (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
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D.S. Stringer
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Graham Heywood
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Troy Gladwell
Heather Tobias ...
Mrs. Hewlett
Ken Morley ...
Bill Nightingale
Kulvinder Ghir ...
Mr. Singh
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Nina Kovacs
Diane Beck ...
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Haughty, recently widowed Margery Heywood and her cleaner Gladys Gladwell go on the run after mistakenly believing that they have killed a teen-age burglar and, having held up a post office for Gladys's money and given petty crook Terry Mason a lift they are soon pursued by the police. Their uneasy alliance is not helped when Margery learns that her late husband Eric had had a twenty year affair with Gladys, the discovery of which had profoundly affected Margery's son Graham. A further shocking revelation takes the pair to Blackpool where another truth is revealed, leading to a genuine friendship and an end to their troubles. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When Margery wakes up in the car, she can be seen wearing contact lenses. In previous and later scenes, she can be seen occasionally wearing glasses. See more »

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The George Formby impersonators in Blackpool sing Formby's hit "Leaning on a Lamp Post" several times and also during the closing credits along with his "My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock." Although Penelope Keith mentions "the George Formbys," his soundtracks are not used and he gets no screen credit. See more »

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A British Thelma & Louise
27 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The drama, Margery & Gladys, unfolded quickly and moved smoothly along. The casting of comic legend Penelope Keith and another great talent, June Brown was brilliant. I only came upon this by accident while changing channels. I loved watching Penelope Keith and June Brown (in something other than East Enders) together. Penelope is truly a British treasure and should be given Damehood for her contributions to television comedy. I love Penelope Keith. June Brown can hold her own against Penelope in this drama. Penelope is perfectly cast as Margery, the snobbish wealthy Kent widow, and June Brown as Gladys, her cleaning lady. They begin their usual day by doing their routine until a burglar enters and changes their lives forever. Like any good drama and comedy, there are laughs along the way when they run out of money, break into a pharmacy, etc. They are the unlikeliest of friends too. They are complete opposites. We learn their secrets along the way. It is the most entertaining drama around today. If it had been in the cinemas, Penelope Keith and June Brown would have been honored with Oscar nominations. I won't spoil the ending. I found Margery's son, Graham, to be quite amusing and interesting. He is the strangest character around. It was wonderful to see Marcia Warren again. She's another great British talent! For all it's worth, I enjoyed this team much better than Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.


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