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 by||Philip Levene|
|Written by||Alan Plater|
|Directed by||David Sullivan Proudfoot|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Production location(s)||Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original release||7 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.