Mr & Mrs (TV series)

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Mr and Mrs
Also known asThe All-New Mr. and Mrs. Show (1995–96)
Created byRoy Ward Dickson
Presented byPhillip Schofield
Fern Britton
Alan Taylor
Derek Batey
Norman Vaughan
Nino Firetto
Julian Clary
StarringKatrina Buchanan (1995–96)
Stacey Young (1999)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2 (UK Living version)
1 (Carlton version)
No. of episodes?? (UK Living version)
6 (Carlton version)
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)HTV (1972–76)
Border (1972–88)
HTV West for UK Living (1995–96)
Action Time in association with Carlton (1999)
DistributorITV Studios
Original networkTWW (1965–67)
ITV (1967–88, 1999)
UK Living (1995–96)
Picture format4:3
Original release23 February 1965 (1965-02-23) –
2 July 1999 (1999-07-02)
Related showsAll Star Mr & Mrs
The Newlywed Game
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Mr and Mrs is a United Kingdom television show that aired on ITV, hosted most familiarly by Derek Batey and was based on the Canadian game show of the same name.


The series was unusual in that versions were made by more than one ITV region: Alan Taylor hosted the HTV version, Derek Batey hosted the version produced by Border and Norman Vaughan hosted a version made by Anglia. The first version for TWW began in 1964, with the Border version following in 1967. The Anglia version ran for one year (1969) across the ITV network, but it was not until 1972 that the series was regularly networked, with hosts Batey and Taylor alternating each week. In 1976 the Border version alone was transmitted nationally, and remained part of the daytime scheduling until 1988.

It was then aired on UK Living and regionally on HTV hosted by Nino Firetto entitled The All-New Mr. and Mrs. Show and then back on the ITV network in 1999 hosted by Julian Clary.

The show was revived in 2008 as a celebrity game show entitled All Star Mr & Mrs, hosted by Phillip Schofield, originally with Fern Britton.


UK Living version[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 8 January 1995 ?? ??
2 ?? 1996 ??

Carlton version[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 19 March 1999 2 July 1999 6

International versions[edit]

The show originated in Canada in 1963. The Canadian version was produced at CFTO-TV in Toronto and ran on the CTV network for 780 episodes, and was hosted by Peter Parker. Roy Ward Dickson was the show's creator.[1]

The British version originated in Wales in 1964 as a Welsh language only programme in the same format entitled Sion a Sian, Sion a Siân or Siôn a Siân ("John and Jane") where it continued until 2003 presented by Ieuan Rhys. It was first broadcast on TWW, then HTV and finally S4C. The series was revived in 2012, presented by Stifyn Parri and Heledd Cynwal. That year saw Sion a Sian feature its first gay couple.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roy Ward Dickson: "Mr. and Mrs."
  2. ^ "Cwpwl hoyw ar Sion a Siân" (in Welsh). golwg360. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2019.

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