The comical misadventures of friends involved with a women's club. Retitled as "Clatterford" in the United States.
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 Sal Vine (19 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Rosie Bales / ... (19 episodes, 2006-2009)
Maggie Steed ...
 Eileen Pike (19 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Caroline Martin (19 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Tash Vine (18 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Tippi Haddem (17 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Kate Bales (17 episodes, 2006-2009)
Suzy Aitchison ...
 Susie (17 episodes, 2006-2009)
Patrick Barlow ...
 Vicar / ... (15 episodes, 2006-2009)
Salima Saxton ...
 Yasmeen Vine (15 episodes, 2006-2009)
Hazel John ...
 Pauline (15 episodes, 2006-2009)
Simon Farnaby ...
 Spike / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2009)
Doreen Mantle ...
 Queenie (12 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Dr. James Vine (12 episodes, 2006-2009)
Thomas Assafuah ...
 Raph / ... (12 episodes, 2006-2009)
Elanor Grimes ...
 Janine, Spar Girl (10 episodes, 2006-2009)
Ebony the Dog ...
 Sal's Dog (10 episodes, 2006-2009)
Robbie Richardson ...
 Colin Haddem (9 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Marcus (9 episodes, 2006-2008)
Menna Trussler ...
 Megan Boyd / ... (8 episodes, 2006-2009)
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Sally "Sal" Vine (Sue Johnston) is a popular nurse living in a small Devon village who has never been tempted to join the local Women's Institute, despite having been asked on numerous occasions. But when a personal tragedy leads Sal in to a deep depression, she emerges more impulsively and determined to live life to the full, beginning with joining the WI.

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24 November 2006 (UK)  »

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Joanna Lumley appears almost unrecognisable in her role as Delilah, as the character is an elderly unclean woman, whilst former model Lumley is known for her glamorous appearance and trademark blonde hair, and subsequently had to wear heavy make up for the role. See more »

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Featured in Loose Women: Episode #13.214 (2009) See more »

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Village Green Preservation Society
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by Kate Rusby
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It's getting better and better....
3 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's sharp and dry and very,very good. Tip and Tash are wonderful. Odd moments are brilliantly done, such as when Queenie receives applause and a bouquet for directing the panto, she says on stage 'I can't take all the credit', and Eileen, Maggie Steed, remarks to Sal '...but she will' while smiling and clapping with all the others.

Sue Johnston is a real professional and totally believable as a widow without being cloy.

And Kate...well done for playing such a wimpy do-gooder full of good intentions but without a real life of your own.

Jennifer Saunder's stiff upper lip is a perfect antidote for Rosie's loopy behaviour, which I thought was ridiculous at first, but now I've got used to it and it is nice to see how she is protected by the other Guild members.

The vicar is a bit cardboardy and OTT as a character, but that is my only criticism and he became more believable when apologizing to Rosie.

The episode with the Doctor unable to examine his old headmistress was priceless.

This is a wonderful show that needs to be allowed to mature as the characters develop, but I love them all already.


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