...And Mother Makes Three

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For the latter sitcom, see ...And Mother Makes Five.
...And Mother Makes Three
Genre Sitcom
Created by Richard Waring
Starring Wendy Craig
Robin Davies
David Parfitt
Valerie Lush
George Selway
Richard Coleman
Miriam Mann
Richard Thorp
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 27 April 1971 (1971-04-27) – 27 June 1973 (1973-06-27)

...And Mother Makes Three is a British sitcom shown on ITV from 1971 to 1973. Starring Wendy Craig, it was written by Peter Buchanan, Peter Robinson, Richard Waring and Carla Lane. ...And Mother Makes Three was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.[1]

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

Newly widowed mother Sally Harrison is trying to hold down a job as an assistant to Mr Campbell, a vet. Her children are Simon and Peter, and her aunt Flo tries to help. She has an occasional love interest in the form of antique bookseller, widower David Redway, who has a daughter Jane.

Episodes[edit]

Series One (1971)[edit]

  1. "Simon's Holiday" (27 April 1971)
  2. "Birthday Bike" (4 May 1971)
  3. "A Bird in the Hand" (11 May 1971)
  4. "Get Mobile" (18 May 1971)
  5. "School for Love" (25 May 1971)
  6. "Pound of Flesh" (1 June 1971)
  7. "Mr Mum" (8 June 1971)

Series Two (1971–72)[edit]

  1. "A Hard Day Out" (2 December 1971)
  2. "The Matchmakers" (9 December 1971)
  3. "Growing Pains" (16 December 1971)
  4. "But How Can I Tell Them?" (23 December 1971)
  5. "Once A Year Day" (30 December 1971)
  6. "All Play and No Work" (6 January 1972)

Short Special (1971)[edit]

  • Part of Mike and Bernie Winters' All-Star Christmas Comedy Carnival (25 December 1971)

Series Three (1972)[edit]

  1. "Gather Ye Mushrooms While Ye May" (14 September 1972)
  2. "Father Figure" (21 September 1972)
  3. "Girl Talk" (28 September 1972)
  4. "Thank Heaven for Little Girls?" (5 October 1972)
  5. "A Family Affair" (12 October 1972)
  6. "Two Hearts That Beat As One" (19 October 1972)

Series Four (1973)[edit]

  1. "Wedding Talk" (16 May 1973)
  2. "Homes, Sweet Homes" (23 May 1973)
  3. "A Home and A Job" (30 May 1973)
  4. "The Eve of the Day" (6 June 1973)
  5. "And Father Makes Five" (13 June 1973)
  6. "Starting Trouble" (20 June 1973)
  7. "The Honeymoon's Over" (27 June 1973)

DVD releases[edit]

All four series have been released on DVD in the United Kingdom (Region 2) by Network. A 4-disc set of the complete series has also been released.

DVD Release date
The Complete Series 1 31 March 2008
The Complete Series 2 24 September 2008
The Complete Series 3 22 June 2009
The Complete Series 4 19 July 2010
The Complete Series 1 to 4 Box Set 8 November 2010

...And Mother Makes Five[edit]

In the fourth series of ...And Mother Makes Three Sally Harrison marries David Redway, leading to a sequel called ...And Mother Makes Five.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ And Mother Makes Three: Production, British TV Comedy, retrieved 13 February 2013 
  2. ^ And Mother Makes Three: Summary, British TV Comedy, retrieved 13 February 2013 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mark Lewisohn, "Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy", BBC Worldwide, 2003

External links[edit]