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    Probably from the 80s (maybe even late 70s?), series about a married woman withchildren, living a relatively affluent life, husband something in The City. But he leaves the wife and children and she has to move to the country.



    Series centres around the difficulties she faces as a single mother, suddenly no longer affluent living, adapting to and being accepted into life in the country.

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    Am guessing is UK series?, it rings a bell.D

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    Sorry, should've mentioned it - a UK series.



    IIRC, the actress who played the wife/mother was blonde, and not unattractive either .....

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    "AND MOTHER MAKES THREE" 1971 comes to mind starred Wendy Craig.

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    name='Hackett']"AND MOTHER MAKES THREE" 1971 comes to mind starred Wendy Craig.


    <IIRC, the actress who played the wife/mother was blonde, and not unattractive either >



    Was Wendy Craig blonde in 1971, in 1969 she was not from the programmes I have with her in!

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    Tks, but not And Mother Makes Three - the one I'm thinking about was not a comedy.

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    name='Arthur Linden-Jones']Tks, but not And Mother Makes Three - the one I'm thinking about was not a comedy.
    So it could be And Mother Makes Three then?

    Ooh, that's cruel



    Strange, I really liked Butterflies but just didn't seem to get into this one at all.



    Steve

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    It sounds like "Heart of the country" by Fay Weldon. Came out around the same time as Life and loves of a She Devil. I've got a copy and it's a marvelous series.

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    name='nickgilbert']It sounds like "Heart of the country" by Fay Weldon. Came out around the same time as Life and loves of a She Devil. I've got a copy and it's a marvelous series.


    Tks, but not that one - much earlier than 1987.

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    name='Steve Crook']So it could be And Mother Makes Three then?

    Ooh, that's cruel





    Steve


    Cruel...but THAT was funny.

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    I vaguely remember a series around this time in which the husband who was a Government Scientist of some sorts disappeared and there was some sort of cover up.

    Could it have been this one? Sorry I can't recall the name of it.

    BrianL

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    Is THIS the programme you refer to: A Winter Harvest (1984) (TV)



    A Winter Harvest 1984 starring the lovely Cheryl Campbell.

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    name='Mark Antony']Is THIS the programme you refer to: A Winter Harvest (1984) (TV)



    A Winter Harvest 1984 starring the lovely Cheryl Campbell.


    No, not that one.



    The plot was pretty much as I described it above - extremely well-to-do family, husband leaves wife, wife moves to country with kids, series centres around wife trying to "come down" from previous rich life and change her expectations, and attitudes towards her from country people.



    I'm giving this a bump now because on Saturday night, ABC TV (Aus ABC that is) started a new series Bed of Roses about a wealthy woman whose husband dies and leaves her bankrupt. She has to sell up everything just to cover debts and loans, then move to a run down house in the country with her daughter.



    The series will centre around her and her daughter living in the country and adapting to a much less affluent lifestyle than she was used to. Talk about deja-vue!!

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    Did you ever track down this series, Arthur?

    It sounded intriguing from your description...

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    Sounds a bit like The Railway Children.

    Father is taken away to prison (but they do not know this at first), and they have to move to a poor cottage in the country near a railway line. Mother writes stories to earn what little they live on and they get used to being poor and have to learn not to steal coal from the railway station, even if they have so little to keep warm by.

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    Sort of like this? but a UK version, and with no diner.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_(TV_series)

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    Might I borrow this thread for another series? It could keep this search alive too.

    I'm thinking of a gentle comedy. A row of cottages, Cotswoldish, with the village green just across the road.

    All I remember was a woman, her neighbour and a male character who was a bit of a mystery.

    I think the woman was an author.

    1980s?

    Does this ring any bells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
    Might I borrow this thread for another series? It could keep this search alive too.
    Why not start a new thread in the "British Television" section?

    It's best to keep each thread about just one topic (although we're not strict about that) but this is really an unrelated query

    Steve

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    Done...and it worked in a way I didn't expect.

    Double First.

    Perhaps the OP should try it.

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