Take Three Girls

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Take Three Girls
Take three girls series two.jpg
Carolyn Seymour (left), Liza Goddard and Barra Grant (right) - the leading players in series two outside Holland Park station
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
Release
Original network BBC1
Picture format PAL (576i),
Audio format Mono
Original release 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 broadcast by BBC1 between 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]

All episodes were made on colour videotape, with the exception of S1#10, which was entirely 35 mm film.

Episode # Prod # Original Air Date Titles

1. 1- 1 BB001 17 Nov 69 Kate: Stop Acting

2. 1- 2 BB002 24 Nov 69 Avril: Devon Violets [rpt BBC2 3 Jun 70]

3. 1- 3 BB003 1 Dec 69 Victoria: Requiem For Cello in SW3 [lost]

4. 1- 4 BB004 8 Dec 69 Kate: Start Working

5. 1- 5 BB005 15 Dec 69 Avril: Heart's Ease [lost]

6. 1- 6 BB006 22 Dec 69 Victoria: Rhapsody for Misplaced Persons [lost]

7. 1- 7 BB007 29 Dec 69 Kate: Try Loving [lost]

8. 1- 8 BB008 5 Jan 70 Avril: Sweet Basil [lost]

9. 1- 9 BB009 12 Jan 70 Victoria: Variations of May and September [rpt BBC2 10 Jun 70]

10. 1-10 BB010 19 Jan 70 Kate: Keep Hoping [rpt BBC2 17 Jun 70]

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

12. 1-12 2 Feb 70 Victoria: Gloria for First Offence [lost]

Season 2

13. 2- 1 24 Mar 71 Victoria: Coda and Resolution [lost]

14. 2- 2 31 Mar 71 Lulie: The Private Sector

15. 2- 3 7 Apr 71 Jenny: Closed Circuit [lost]

16. 2- 4 14 Apr 71 Victoria: Duet for Two Left Feet [lost]

17. 2- 5 21 Apr 71 Lulie: The Company of Madmen [lost]

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

19. 2- 7 7 May 71 Victoria: Prelude to a New Arrangement [lost]

20. 2- 8 14 May 71 Lulie: A Little Blindness [lost]

21. 2- 9 21 May 71 Jenny: Freelance [lost]

22. 2-10 28 May 71 Victoria: Composition Out of Discord [lost]

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

24. 2-12 11 Jul 71 Jenny: Release

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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