One-off comedy about Marigold, a lazy, bored and socially incompetent woman who wants everyone to believe she's the perfect housewife, struggling to keep up the facade alongside husband ... See full summary »

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Selina Griffiths ...
Marigold Moore
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Kenneth Moore
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Jack Moore
Amy Yamazaki ...
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One-off comedy about Marigold, a lazy, bored and socially incompetent woman who wants everyone to believe she's the perfect housewife, struggling to keep up the facade alongside husband Kenneth, who is oblivious to the world around him, and 16-year-old son Jack. Written by Anonymous

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Definitely worth catching.
28 April 2005 | by (Kent,England) – See all my reviews

Marigold seems to have woken up to a world in which she serves no purpose. She's a deathly embarrassment to her son Jack and near invisible to her husband Kenneth.

Doing nothing all day is taking its toll on Marigold, she desperately needs an outlet for her emotions and interacting with Bargain Hunt and The Weakest Link isn't really cutting it.

She decides to plan a proper family meal for some unity but this will be no mean feat with no food and no cookery skills…

There's a comforting air about this pilot that reminds you of the warm era of BBC sitcom: Mrs Slocombe's pussy, Reginald Perrin's hippopotamus mother-in-law, Tom and Barbara Good's pratfalls etc. This is combined with an edginess that would not have been considered in the past. The premise at first may seem a little pedestrian for what we've come to expect from BBC THREE, but what it delivers is certainly no bland sitcom.

I hope BBC THREE decide to repeat this a few times so that others can see it and perhaps it will get picked up for series.


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