Take Three Girls

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Take Three Girls
Genre Comedy
Drama
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Theme music composer Pentangle
Opening theme 'Light Flight'
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 24
Production
Producer(s)
Michael Hayes
Location(s) London, England, United Kingdom
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Broadcast
Original channel BBC1
Picture format PAL (576i),
Audio format Mono
Original run 17 November 1969 (1969-11-17) – 1 January 1971 (1971-01-01)
Chronology
Followed by Take Three Women (1982)

Take Three Girls was a drama series on BBC1 1969 and 1971 which followed three girls sharing a flat in Swinging London (17 Glazbury Road, West Kensington W14). It was BBC1's first colour drama series.[1]

The characters - cello-playing Victoria, single mother Kate and Cockney art student Avril - were played by Liza Goddard, Susan Jameson and Angela Down. For the second series, Kate and Avril were replaced by journalist Jenny and American psychology graduate Lulie (played by Carolyn Seymour and Barra Grant).[2]

Two series of 12 episodes were shown on BBC1 between 1969 and 1971. Only 10 episodes of the original 24 still exist.[3] A four-episode series - Take Three Women showing the original characters later in their lives - was broadcast on BBC2 in 1982. Victoria was a widow with a young daughter and Avril an art gallery owner while Kate was sharing her life with her son and his teacher.

The theme music - 'Light Flight' by the British folk rock group Pentangle - was a British chart hit in February 1970. Pentangle also contributed music to Take Three Women.

"Victoria" is a novel by the scriptwriters, Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham, about their characters' adventures in the first series.

Episodes[edit]

Episode # Prod # Original Air Date Titles

1. 1- 1 BB001 17 Nov 69 Stop Acting (Kate)

2. 1- 2 BB002 24 Nov 69 Devon Violets (Avril)

3. 1- 3 BB003 1 Dec 69 Requiem For Cello in SW3 (Victoria) (lost)

4. 1- 4 BB004 8 Dec 69 Start Working (Kate)

5. 1- 5 BB005 15 Dec 69 Heart's Ease (Avril) (lost)

6. 1- 6 BB006 22 Dec 69 Rhapsody for Misplaced Persons (Victoria) (lost)

7. 1- 7 BB007 29 Dec 69 Try Loving (Kate) (lost)

8. 1- 8 BB008 5 Jan 70 Sweet Basil (Avril) (lost)

9. 1- 9 BB009 12 Jan 70 Variations of May and September (Victoria)

10. 1-10 BB010 19 Jan 70 Keep Hoping (Kate)

11. 1-11 26 Jan 70 Roses Round the Door (Avril)

12. 1-12 2 Feb 70 Gloria for First Offence (Victoria) (lost)

Season 2

13. 2- 1 24 Mar 71 Coda and Resolution (Victoria) (lost)

14. 2- 2 31 Mar 71 The Private Sector (Lulie)

15. 2- 3 7 Apr 71 Closed Circuit (Jenny) (lost)

16. 2- 4 14 Apr 71 Duet for Two Left Feet (Victoria) (lost)

17. 2- 5 21 Apr 71 The Company of Madmen (Lulie) (lost)

18. 2- 6 28 Apr 71 Kitsch, or Protocols in a Chinese Laundry (Jenny)

19. 2- 7 7 May 71 Prelude to a New Arrangement (Victoria) (lost)

20. 2- 8 14 May 71 A Little Blindness (Lulie) (lost)

21. 2- 9 21 May 71 Freelance (Jenny) (lost)

22. 2-10 28 May 71 Composition Out of Discord (Victoria) (lost)

23. 2-11 4 Jun 71 A School for Grievances (Lulie)

24. 2-12 11 Jul 71 Release (Jenny)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Pentangle, Basket of Light LP sleeve notes, Transatlantic Records 1969
  2. ^ IMDb - Take Three Girls (TV Series 1969–1971)
  3. ^ Take Three Girls, lostshows.com
  4. ^ Take Three Girls - TV.com