Freddie Blacklock is a plumber living and working in the north of England - a a down-to-earth chap who likes to take things easy.
Freddie's wife Thora has ambitions for the couple to 'get on' and improve their station in life. She has a snobbish streak, often 'putting on a posh voice' in a vain attempt to impress whoever she happens to be speaking to at the time.
Genre: Sitcom Year: 1964-66
Freddie Frinton is Freddie Blacklock
Thora Hird is Thora Blacklock
Meet The Wife Fan Tributes
2 Jonathan Coombe from Worcestershire, England: Although I was only 8 years old when this first aired, I can still recall a couple of recurrent themes.
One was how Thora turned on the waterworks at the drop of a hat when she wasn't getting her own way. As soon as Fred capitulated (which he ALWAYS did !), the tears would dry up as if by magic and Thora would say "Right then..." and proceed with her plans.
The other was when Thora was affecting a 'posh' voice to impress somebody, and would say something like "Oh we ALWAYS take afternoon tea at 4 o'clock, don't we Fred ?" to which Fred would reply, in what HE fancied was a posh accent, "Yay-ees".
1 Henk from Holland: After all these years I can still hear Thora saying "No nighty Josie?"
That was the episode when Fred's brother brought home a girlfriend, they were allowed to use the spareroom! But the girl had no nightdress ......
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