The First Lady (British TV series)

The First Lady is a British television series produced by the BBC in 1968 and 1969.

The First Lady
Created byPhilip Levene
Written byAlan Plater
Cyril Abraham
Robert Storey
Directed byDavid Sullivan Proudfoot
Brian Parker
StarringThora Hird
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes39
Producer(s)David Rose
Production location(s)Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Running time50 minutes
Original networkBBC1
Original release7 April 1968 
17 July 1969

The series starred Thora Hird as crusading local councillor Sarah Danby and was set around the fictional borough of Furness in Lancashire. Capitalising on the popularity of its lead actress, The First Lady was a down-to-earth series exploring the inner workings of local government.

Due to the BBC's wiping policy of the era, the series mostly no longer exists in the BBC archives, with only one complete episode that is known to exist.[1]


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