The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006– )

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The story follows Mrs Ros Pritchard, a successful manager of a supermarket. When a couple of politicians make a spectacle of themselves outside her shop, Ros decides to stand for election ... See full summary »

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 Ros Pritchard (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Ian Pritchard (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Miranda Lennox (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Georgina Pritchard (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Catherine Walker (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Emily Pritchard (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Sir Richard Leavis (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Hilary Rees-Benson (5 episodes, 2006)
Selina Cadell ...
 Dorothy Crowther (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Meg Bayliss (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Paul Critchley (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Ben Sixsmith (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Beverley Clarke (4 episodes, 2006)
Frances Tomelty ...
 Kitty Porter (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Nina Morgan (4 episodes, 2006)
David Glover ...
 Speaker (4 episodes, 2006)
John Humphrys ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2006)
Mairead McKinley ...
 Carol (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Liz Shannon (3 episodes, 2006)
Joe McAweaney ...
 Stanley Lewis (3 episodes, 2006)
Fred Perry ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 2006)
Gavin Esler ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2006)
Vaughan Savidge ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2006)
Rebekah Staton ...
 Assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Anji Kreft ...
 Oona (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Frank (2 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Montague ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
David Hartley ...
 Ryan (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Kimberley (2 episodes, 2006)
Peter Snow ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Jane Wolverson ...
 Journalist / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Headmaster (2 episodes, 2006)
Karl Mercer ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Dilys Laye ...
 Queen Elizabeth II (2 episodes, 2006)
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The story follows Mrs Ros Pritchard, a successful manager of a supermarket. When a couple of politicians make a spectacle of themselves outside her shop, Ros decides to stand for election herself, just to prove that she could do better. Her story grips the nation and eight weeks later no one is more surprised than Ros herself when she wins the General Election and becomes the next Prime Minister. Written by Anonymous

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The first series ended on a cliffhanger, with the intention being that the programme would return for a second series. However this was cancelled because the first series received poor audience ratings. After its initial run in the UK, a title card was added to the final episode when it was broadcast in Canada and a few other places, but not for its PBS run in the USA. This caption said that Mrs Pritchard, feeling that she had served a purpose, resigned as Prime Minister, and that she and her husband were living happily at home with their family in Eatanswill. Catherine Walker had become Prime Minister and was successfully leading the Purple Alliance; she never married. See more »

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Nice starter for 10
4 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Epiosde 1 screened last night - Tuesday 3 October

It was a good start with plenty to develop in the further 5 episodes.

Often in these kind of shows where real people play themselves, the real people lack credibility - They appear to act. But here Kirsty Wark and Peter Snow played themselves with the authority one should expect from the original.

Jane Horrocks was excellent and her beleaguered hubby was entirely believable.

There was also an excellent balance between shabby politicians and exposing the job they do as remorselessly difficult. It is to hoped that this balance can be maintained throughout the production.

Interesting that it is billed as comedy when the laughs were few and far between. Not that that is a bad thing.


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