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Margery and Gladys (2003)

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... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Sax (as Geoff Sax)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Keith ... Margery Heywood
June Brown June Brown ... Gladys Gladwell
Alan David Alan David ... Gordon Thompson
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ... Jean Thompson
Matthew Lockwood Matthew Lockwood ... Scott Wilkins
Tilly Vosburgh Tilly Vosburgh ... Mrs Wilkins
Roger Lloyd Pack ... D.I. Woolley (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Martin Freeman ... D.S. Stringer
Adam Godley ... Graham Heywood
Peter Vaughan ... Troy Gladwell
Heather Tobias Heather Tobias ... Mrs Hewlett
Ken Morley Ken Morley ... Bill Nightingale
Kulvinder Ghir ... Mr. Singh
Ivana Basic ... Nina Kovacs
Diane Beck Diane Beck ... Hotel Receptionist
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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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Comedy | Drama

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Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Comedy Connections: To the Manor Born (2006) See more »

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Who would of thought?
9 November 2003 | by gnasher1001See all my reviews

The pairing of Penelope Keith and June Brown seemed a bit strange to me, but as there seemed to be nothing else on that night, I watched this, and I'm glad I did.

P.K. and J.B. worked their 'unlikely ladies double act' off perfectly, with Penelope's slightly snobbish employer of June's cleaner character. Going around the country accidentally avoiding the police and leaving a trail of crimes when they were innocent of any crimes to start with.

A funny ITV comedy-drama (I normally hate ITV dramas - heartbeat etc..) that I would love to see again, or more unlikely partnerships perhaps?

8/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2003 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Carlton Television See more »
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