Married for Life
Married for Life is a British seven-episode sitcom with one series. It was produced by Central Television and Columbia Pictures Television (Columbia TriStar Central Productions) and was a remake of the American sitcom Married... with Children.
|Married for Life|
|Directed by||Terry Kinane|
|Country of origin|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Running time||30 min|
|Production company(s)||Central Independent Television|
Columbia TriStar Central Productions
|Original release||5 March –|
16 April 1996
|Related shows||Married... with Children|
The Bundys were renamed as the Butlers: Russ Abbot played Ted/Al, Susan Kyd was Pam/Peggy, Lucy Blakely played Nikki/Kelly, and Peter England was Lee/Bud. The Rhoadeses were renamed Hollingsworth: the Steve character was recast with Hugh Bonneville and Marcy was renamed Judy and played by Julie Dawn Cole. The series featured an early performance from Rob Brydon.
|Nº||Title||Directed by:||Written by:||Air date|
|1||"For Whom the Bell Tolls"||Terry Kinane||Katherine Green,|
|5 March 1996|
When Ted receives a high phone bill, Pam and the kids swear they didn't do it. Ted complains to the phone company and they promptly turn off his phone, which spells disaster.
|2||"If I Were a Rich Man"||Terry Kinane||Sandy Sprung,|
|12 March 1996|
When the bank loses a large amount of money, everyone blames Ted. He denies his guilt but points out that if he did have the money, he wouldn't share with those who had been mean to him. Soon everyone is treating Ted like a king.
|3||"Sixteen Years and What Do You Get?"||Terry Kinane||Katherine Green,|
|19 March 1996|
Pam and Ted plan a big celebration for their 16th anniversary. Although they say no gifts, Ted plans to buy Pam a watch. When the kids tell Pam this, she buys him an expensive gift. Unfortunately, when Ted goes to the jewellery store his credit card is denied.
|4||"Where's the Boss?"||Terry Kinane||Sandy Sprung,|
|26 March 1996|
When Ted hears his boss has been killed in a plane crash, he's upset that he's never met the man. When he finds out that his boss survived, he decides to quit his job if the man won't come meet his employees. The boss doesn't appear, so Ted stays home with Pam and watches daytime TV.
|5||"Whose Room Is It Anyway?"||Terry Kinane||Sandy Sprung,|
|2 April 1996|
While Ted scolds his family for their endless, useless spending, the Hollingsworths receive a tax refund and decide to build an extra room onto their house. Unfortunately, they need Ted's OK to continue the project.
|6||"My Mum, the Mum"||Terry Kinane||Jan Rosenbloom||9 April 1996|
When Lee loses his new jacket, Ted decides to teach him the value of money by making him work at the shoe store. Elsewhere, Nikki volunteers Pam to cook for Career Day at her school, and Pam gives the class advice on being a stay-at-home mum.
|7||"Eatin' Out"||Terry Kinane||Sandy Sprung,|
|16 April 1996|
After receiving a small inheritance, the family decides to spend the money on a fancy meal. Unfortunately, after eating, Ted realizes he left his wallet at home.
- Thomas Sutcliffe (8 March 1996). "In search of intelligent life on Planet Sitcom | News". The Independent. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
- "BBC - Comedy Guide - Married For Life". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 22 January 2005. Retrieved 3 March 2016.