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Genre  Sitcom
Country of origin  United Kingdom
No. of episodes  26
Final episode date  11 February 1976
Number of seasons  4
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Created by  Richard Waring
No. of series  4
First episode date  1 May 1974
Network  ITV
Number of episodes  26
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Starring  Wendy Craig Richard Coleman Robin Davies David Parfitt Maxine Gordon Valerie Lush Charlotte Mitchell Tony Britton Patricia Routledge
Cast  Wendy Craig, Robin Davies, David Parfitt, Richard Coleman, Valerie Lush
Similar  And Mother Makes Th, Not in Front of the Children, Miss Jones and Son, Rings on Their Fingers, Marriage Lines

...And Mother Makes Five is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1974 to 1976. Starring Wendy Craig, it is the sequel of ...And Mother Makes Three and aired for four series. ...And Mother Makes Five was written by Richard Waring, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer. Wendy Craig also wrote some episodes under the pseudonym Jonathan Marr. It was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.


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This sitcom was the follow-up to ...And Mother Makes Three, which had finished in June 1973. The final series had seen Sally Harrison, a widowed mother of two, marrying the antique bookseller, David Redway, the widowed father of one. The two families then became one. The two sitcoms had almost exactly the same cast, although Miriam Mann had been replaced by Maxine Gordon in the role of Jane Redway.


  • Wendy Craig - Sally Redway (formerly Harrison)
  • Richard Coleman - David Redway
  • Robin Davies - Simon Redway (formerly Harrison)
  • David Parfitt - Peter Redway (formerly Harrison)
  • Maxine Gordon - Jane Redway
  • Valerie Lush - Auntie Flo
  • Charlotte Mitchell - Monica Spencer
  • Tony Britton - Joss Spencer
  • Patricia Routledge - Mrs Fletcher
  • Plot

    ...And Mother Makes Five is basically the same as ...And Mother Makes Three with domestic problems being the centre of the programme. The children are now older, but as troublesome as before. There are new characters in the form of Joss and Monica Spencer, and Mrs Fletcher.

    Series One (1974)

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    1. "Where Our caravan Is Resting" (1 May 1974)
    2. "The Matter of Tiny Feet" (8 May 1974)
    3. "Seed of Suspicion" (15 May 1974)
    4. "To the Aid of the Party" (22 May 1974)
    5. "Wish You Were There" (29 May 1974)
    6. "If I Can Help Somebody" (5 June 1974)
    7. "Fair Exchange" (12 June 1974)

    Series Two (1974)

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    1. "Love's Labours Lost" (22 October 1974)
    2. "Double Standards" (29 October 1974)
    3. "Bridging the Gap" (5 November 1974)
    4. "For Richer For Poorer" (12 November 1974)
    5. "Date Data" (19 November 1974)
    6. "Part of the Furniture" (26 November 1974)

    Series Three (1975)

    1. "Growing Pains" (4 June 1975)
    2. "Goodbye Mr Turnbull" (11 June 1975)
    3. "Friends and Neighbours" (18 June 1975)
    4. "The Mating Test" (25 June 1975)
    5. "Legs Eleven" (2 July 1975)
    6. "Art For Art's Sake" (9 July 1975)
    7. "Health Through Joy" (16 July 1975)

    Series Four (1976)

    1. "Words and Pictures" (7 January 1976)
    2. "None So Blind" (14 January 1976)
    3. "Love Is A Most Confounded Thing" (21 January 1976)
    4. "Unlicenced Premises" (28 January 1976)
    5. "Sally's Diary" (4 February 1976)
    6. "Jobs for the Boy" (11 February 1976)


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