Friday, 30 June 2017
724 Storyboard : Ladies in Charge
First viewed : 27 August 1985
Storyboard was an ITV drama strand similar to the Beeb's Play for Today. Ladies in Charge was a comic drama about three young single women who, having been involved in war work during World War One, are looking for new sources of excitement. They set themselves up as a sort of detective agency but the wording of their advertisement leads some men to think they are offering services of a rather different kind. I was rather taken with the trio of Carol Royle, Julia Hills and Amanda Root.
The play made a good impression and led to a short series under the same title although Root was unavailable and replaced by Julia Swift. Unfortunately it coincided with my Finals in 1986 and passed me by entirely. Only six episodes were made and it's largely forgotten.