The First Lady (TV series)

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The First Lady
Genre Drama
Created by Philip Levene
Written by Alan Plater
Cyril Abraham
Robert Storey
Directed by David Sullivan Proudfoot
Brian Parker
Starring Thora Hird
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 39
Producer(s) David Rose
Location(s) Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Running time 50 minutes
Original network BBC1
Original release 7 April 1968 – 17 July 1969

The First Lady is a British television series produced by the BBC in 1968 and 1969.

The series starred Thora Hird as crusading local councillor Sarah Danby and was set around the fictional borough of Furness in Lancashire. Capitalising on the popularity of its lead actress, The First Lady was a down-to-earth series exploring the inner workings of local government.

Due to the BBC's wiping policy of the era, the series mostly no longer exists in the BBC archives, with only one complete episode that is known to exist.[1]


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