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Many Wives of Patrick, The

1 9 7 6 – 1 9 7 8 (UK)
20 x 30 minute episodes

Bond Street antique dealer Patrick Woodford (Patrick Cargill) has been married six times and all of his marriages have failed.

Now he’s planning to divorce his sixth wife, Helen (Elizabeth Counsell), and remarry his first wife, Elizabeth (Ursula Howells). Unfortunately, he is not rich enough to initiate divorce proceedings so must find a way to make her want to divorce him.

Meanwhile, his other ex-wives – Nancy (Elspet Gray), Josephine (Wendy Williams), Laura (Bridget Armstrong) and Betsy (Lorna Dallas) – keep popping in and out of his life (conveniently, they all live within walking distance of Patrick).

Plots revolved around forgotten birthdays, anniversaries, and the like.

Patrick was often aided by his overworked assistant, Harold (Robin Parkinson) and harangued by his formidable mother, Marian (Agnes Lauchlan).

Patrick Woodford
Patrick Cargill
Harold Randall
Robin Parkinson
Elizabeth Woodford
Ursula Howells
Helen Woodford
Elizabeth Counsell
Nancy Grenville
Elspet Gray
Josephine Fabre
Wendy Williams
Laura Ryder
Bridget Armstrong
Betsy Vanderhoof
Lorna Dallas
Mrs Marian Woodford
Agnes Lauchlan
Amanda Woodford
Wendy Padbury
David Woodford
Patrick Ryecart
Richard Woodford
David Simeon
Madeline Woodford
Julie Dawn Cole