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The Amazing Mrs Pritchard 

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 »


Sally Wainwright

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Series cast summary:
Jane Horrocks ...  Ros Pritchard 6 episodes, 2006
Steven Mackintosh ...  Ian Pritchard 6 episodes, 2006
Jodhi May ...  Miranda Lennox 6 episodes, 2006
Jemma McKenzie-Brown ...  Georgina Pritchard 6 episodes, 2006
Janet McTeer ...  Catherine Walker 6 episodes, 2006
Carey Mulligan ...  Emily Pritchard 6 episodes, 2006
Jonathan Aris ...  Sir Richard Leavis 5 episodes, 2006
Geraldine James ...  Hilary Rees-Benson 5 episodes, 2006
Selina Cadell ...  Dorothy Crowther 5 episodes, 2006
Sally Phillips ...  Meg Bayliss 5 episodes, 2006
Robert Portal ...  Paul Critchley 5 episodes, 2006
Tom Mison ...  Ben Sixsmith 4 episodes, 2006
Siobhan Finneran ...  Beverley Clarke 4 episodes, 2006
Frances Tomelty ...  Kitty Porter 4 episodes, 2006
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Nina Morgan 4 episodes, 2006
David Glover David Glover ...  Speaker 4 episodes, 2006
John Humphrys John Humphrys ...  John Humphrys 4 episodes, 2006
Mairead McKinley Mairead McKinley ...  Carol 3 episodes, 2006
Meera Syal ...  Liz Shannon 3 episodes, 2006
Joe McAweaney Joe McAweaney ...  Stanley Lewis 3 episodes, 2006
Fred Perry Fred Perry ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 2006
Gavin Esler ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2006
Vaughan Savidge Vaughan Savidge ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2006
Rebekah Staton ...  Assistant 2 episodes, 2006
Anji Kreft Anji Kreft ...  Oona 2 episodes, 2006
Sean Cernow ...  Frank 2 episodes, 2006
Sarah Montague Sarah Montague ...  Sarah Montague 2 episodes, 2006
David Hartley David Hartley ...  Ryan 2 episodes, 2006
Sue Vincent ...  Kimberley 2 episodes, 2006
Peter Snow Peter Snow ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2006
Sarah Jane Wolverson Sarah Jane Wolverson ...  Journalist / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Chris O'Dowd ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 2006
Karl Mercer Karl Mercer ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2006
Dilys Laye ...  Queen Elizabeth II 2 episodes, 2006


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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Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A csodálatos Mrs. Pritchard See more »

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Kudos Productions Ltd. See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Excellent entertainment that raised some serious points about the state of modern politics
4 October 2006 | by wieldySee all my reviews

I watched this show mainly because it was written by Sally Wainwright, creator of the excellent At Home With the Braithwaites and ITV's recent Jane Hall. She is a fantastic writer with a strong sense for creating 'real' people, especially those in the North and, in particular, women. There was also the added bonus of the great cast. Jane Horrocks is a fantastic actress, anyone who has seen Little Voice knows how versatile she is, and the supporting cast all bring their own strengths. I had never seen either Jodhi May or Carey Mulligan outside of a corset so it was great to see them do something contemporary.

I thoroughly enjoyed this programme. There was something so likable about Ros Pritchard that I found myself rooting for her from the start (although I can't say the same about her husband!). You could say that the two daughters, especially the youngest, were a little too similar to the daughters from The Braithwaites, but I really didn't mind. The characterisations and dialogue was spot on, I laughed out loud several times. As well as being funny and entertaining, Mrs Pritchard managed to make some very serious, and real, points about the state of modern politics and the problem of voter apathy. I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the series.

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