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From A Birds Eye View

1 9 7 0 – 1 9 7 1 (UK/USA)
16 x 30 minute episodes

This combined UK/US production – which had an original working title of Up She Goes – was funded jointly by Lew Grade’s ITC company and Sheldon Leonard Productions in the USA where it was sold to NBC.  Although it was filmed in 1970 and 1971 – and screened in the US in 1971 – the series did not air in the UK until 1973.

British actress, singer and comedienne Millicent Martin (who had starred in That Was The Week That Was) and American actress Patte Finley starred as high-spirited air stewardesses facing one dizzy dilemma after another.

Martin played the well-meaning but dangerously impulsive Millie Grover – whose heart invariably ruled her head – while Finley starred as Maggie Ralston, her anguished American colleague and roommate who knew that every trip would be a flight into the unknown.

Their exploits caused endless consternation for long-suffering boss Mr Beauchamp (Peter Jones), but Millie’s Irish uncle, Bert (Robert Cawdron), was always on hand to offer his unique brand of advice.

The series was directed by US comedy veteran Ralph Levy (whose previous work included I Love Lucy and The Beverly Hillbilliesbut was filmed in London.

When the series ended most of the production staff and writers were retained for ITC’s next transatlantic cooperation, Shirley’s World starring Shirley MacLaine.

Millie Grover
Millicent Martin 
Maggie Ralston

Patte Finley 
Mr Clive Beauchamp 

Peter Jones
Uncle Bert 

Robert Cawdron


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