MRS THURSDAY 108 You Don't Have To Book Buckingham Palace (3 May 1966)
A gentle comedy/drama from the prolific (Lord) Ted Willis, 'Mrs Thursday' became the surprise hit of 1966, even managing to knock 'Coronation Street' off the top of the ratings, and making a late star of Katherine Harrison. Cockney charlady Alice Thursday worked for retired business tycoon George Dunrich until the day he died. But rather than find herself unemployed and having to look for a new job following her bosses demise, Alice discovered that she was the main beneficiary to his estate which included his money, his multi-national business empire, his Rolls Royce and his Mayfair mansion. All this to the disgust of his four money-grasping ex-wives and, more surprisingly, to Alice's own small circle of friends. It took a while before Alice distinguished her true friends from her true enemies, but fortunately she was supported along the way by her genial business advisor and right hand man Richard Byron Hunter.