The Trouble with Maggie Cole: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Trouble with Maggie Cole

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The Trouble With Maggie Cole is that it's logical leaps and tonal incongruities make for a dizzying viewing experience - albeit one with fun performances that's maybe a little confusing, but never dull.

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 18, 2020

Local historian Maggie Cole is flattered when she's interviewed for a radio show about village life. She inadvertently shares too much detail about the locals and their private lives -- which changes life in the village forever.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2020

Maggie wants to apologise to everyone she's upset and goes to visit GP Carol. The radio interview has gone viral and the village is reeling from the revelations, Jill bonds with other fellow members of the 'outed six', Marcus and Roxanna.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2020

Peter Cole is visibly jittery from public and press attention following Maggie's interview. Author Marcus bonds with Jill and Maggie continues her mission to right all of her wrongs, with a tense visit to local hairdresser Kelly.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2020

Maggie is horrified that her comments about Roxanna have been interpreted by her Polish father Emil as racist, and she's relieved when they understand what she actually did say. Maggie's headmaster husband Peter has to contend with a campaign for his resignation and journalists are calling trying to dig up family skeletons... Fortunately, his ever dependable secretary is watching his back.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2020

The previous night's revelations have devastated Maggie and in desperate need of some time alone she heads to the local pub to see if she can get a room for the night, only to find herself with a chance to amend another 'radiogate' wrong. Maggie and barmaid Sydney learn the real story of pub landlord Brian - who turns out to be far from the 'ex gangster on the run' she had hinted at during her interview.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2020

What happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people's lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centres on Maggie Cole, the self- appointed oracle of this close-knit community. Maggie makes it her business to know a little bit about everyone's lives. She certainly doesn't pay attention to the cautionary adage that 'those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'.

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Cast & Crew

Gwyneth Keyworth
Becka Cole
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Jill Wheadon
Vicki Pepperdine
Karen Saxton
Tomi May
Emil Dubiki
Karen Henthorn
Jenny Myer
Lee Boardman
Brian Daniels
Joe Layton
Neil Roberts
Laurie Kynaston
Liam Myer
Jason Bailey
Alan Tomlin
Chetna Pandya
Dr Carol Tomlin
Arthur McBain
Alex Myer
Kerry Howard
Kelly Roberts
Mark Heap
Peter Cole
Dawn French
Maggie Cole
Patrick Robinson
Marcus Ormansby
Hollie Edwin
Sydney Hurst
Phil Dunster
Jamie Cole
Emily Reid
Roxanna Dubiki
Jonathan Whitehead
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Critic Reviews for The Trouble with Maggie Cole Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

What makes it strange is the tone -- it's a comedy about embarrassment that stops shy of being genuinely excoriating about standard stories of cozy English villages.

Oct 16, 2020 | Full Review…

A thriller of sorts -- there are plenty of dark forces here -- with a strong sitcom sensibility, The Trouble With Maggie Cole is a rollicking drama that shines with life.

Oct 15, 2020 | Full Review…

French and Heap are the only ones playing for laughs. But when every other new show is a police procedural, period adaptation or domestic thriller, at least it's aiming for something different.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The premise of this six-part drama set in a picturesque, close-knit English village is an excellent and irresistibly intriguing one.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

So far it is easy, gossipy froth, which is about the best thing you can say about it, and the worst.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[W]ith a strong supporting cast of telly favourites (Lee Boardman, Vicky Pepperdine), you can forgive the narrative stretch.

Mar 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Dawn French is the strength and weakness of the series. She's charming, ditzy and irritating in equal measure.

Sep 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Its heart might be in the right place but its brain's in a jar.

Mar 16, 2020 | Full Review…

In the show's defence, French does make an unlikeable character more likeable than she has any right to be. On the other hand, I did want to put in a call to Coastland FM, if only to say: "Mate, have you ever heard of libel laws?"

Mar 9, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

For the purposes of the revenge story to come she was meant to be annoying, but talk about going above and beyond.

Mar 6, 2020 | Full Review…

The first episode was a bit of serious drama, a bit of comedy, and possibly also the set-up to a thriller (are any of the offended locals going to do Maggie Cole in?), which suggests it will repay watching till the end.

Mar 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Trouble with Maggie Cole: Season 1

  • 3h ago
    I stumbled upon this show by accident and figured I would give it a try. I was hooked after just 5 minutes. The character's are great, especially Dawn French and the storyline is so brilliantly written and believable. I have known many people like Maggie cole..... Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

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