4 July 2020 | jfryleach
Traditional British comedy of the 60's
Meet the Wife was one of the first comedies written by the reliable team of Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, following on from their success of the Rag Trade.
Comedy stalwarts Thora Heard and Freddie Frinton play a long married couple whose children have flown the nest and documents the comedic trials and comforts of mid-life marriage
Freddie enjoyed the simple pleasures and would do anything for a quiet life. However, that was not really possible being married to Thora, his overbearing and snobbish wife who longed to move up in the social world. But in private the husband and wife would talk to each other using their natural north-country accents, in mixed company (and especially when answering the telephone (like Hyacinth in Keeping up Appearances ), Thora would immediately adopt an obviously false refinement
A very popular series of the time (running for 5 series) Viewers took to the characters whose constant bickering, usually over the most trivial of matters, resulted in a kiss and make up by the end of each episode.
Famously mentioned in a Beatles song of the time.