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The Trouble with Maggie Cole

  • Episode:

    1 of 6

  • Transmission (TX):

    Wed 04 Mar 2020

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 10 2020 : Sat 29 Feb - Fri 06 Mar

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  • Published:

    Wed 19 Feb 2020

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The Trouble with Maggie Cole is a drama series centering on Maggie Cole (Dawn French), the self-appointed oracle of a close-knit community. When a radio journalist interviews Maggie about local life, she gives him far more detail and embellishment about the locals and their personal lives than he was counting on. Following the broadcast, Maggie gets into trouble as the fallout disrupts the lives of some of her fellow residents. Maggie also has to face some dark secrets that her own family has been harbouring.

Episode 1

Maggie Cole is flattered when a radio journalist interviews about the history of Thurlbury. In her excitement and with the help of a couple of G&Ts, she shares gossip about some notable residents in the community… in particular; local GP Carol, publican Brian, author Marcus Ormansby, hairdresser Kelly, teaching assistant Roxanna and Maggie’s best friend Jill.

Maggie throws a garden party for the broadcast, aided by her husband Peter, son Jamie and daughter-in-law Becka. Maggie’s interview is played in full and all the guarded secrets, indiscretions and gossip are broadcast for the whole county to hear, changing life in Thurlbury forever.


Maggie Cole - Dawn French
Peter Cole - Mark Heap  
Jamie Cole - Phil Dunster  
Becka Cole - Gwyneth Keyworth
Jill Wheadon - Julie Hesmondhalgh  
Marcus Ormansby - Patrick Robinson  
Karen Saxton - Vicki Pepperdine