1 9 9 4 – 1 9 9 5 (UK)
14 x 30 minute episodes
The aristocratic and self-centred Kate Swift (Joanna Lumley) is left abandoned and in debt by her wide-boy husband, Duncan who vanishes while under investigation for fraud.
When boozy journalist and key witness Jack Booker (John Bowe) implicates Kate in the crime, she is imprisoned for six months. On her release – broke and angry – she is determined to find her husband.
Kate forms an unlikely alliance with Booker and her former inmate Gloria O’Grady (Nadine Garner) – a young Australian woman with a special talent for burglary.
Also featured regularly were Kate’s mad old dad, Sir Horace Mainwaring (Richard Vernon), and sarcastic policeman, Detective Inspector Latham (James Gaddas).
Produced by Verity Lambert, the series attracted over ten million viewers at its peak.
Sir Horace Mainwaring