Marjorie and Men

1985 | United Kingdom

Patricia Routledge in her first starring comedy role as Marjorie Belton who, despite a bitter and hurtful divorce, is still hoping to find the type of romance one would only come across in a Mills and Boon novel. In the midst of all this Marjorie also has to contend with her overbearing mother (played by Patricia Hayes) who seems to have taken it upon herself to find the perfect match for her daughter. Each episode features a different beau for Marjorie; Timothy West, John Quayle (pictured) and George Baker all try to romance her without success and even some of her male work colleagues at the bank where she is a clerk think they may have a chance. 

In the end we never found out if Marjorie was successful in landing the man of her dreams because only a single series was made by Anglia, who had only ventured into the world of sitcom once before with Backs to the Land.

Published on January 3rd, 2019. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.

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