Executive Stress: The Complete Series 1

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With her five children now grown up, Caroline Fairchild decides to resume her former career in the cut-throat world of publishing. Against the wishes of husband Donald, also working in the industry, she takes up the position of Editorial Director for her old company, Oasis Publishing, in London. Little does Caroline realise that Oasis Publishing – part of an American conglomerate overseen by the megalomaniac Edgar Frankland Jr. – is poised to take over Donald’s employer, Ginsberg Publishing, and that Frankland takes a rather harsh line on married couples working together within his empire. Caroline and Donald’s solution is unorthodox, yet practical: they become an undercover couple, with Caroline using her maiden name and Donald steadfastly refusing the advances of female colleagues. The ploy seems to work – but there is one unpalatable aspect for Donald: he now finds himself taking orders from his wife...

Two of British comedy’s greatest stars come together for this highly original and cleverly written series. Executive Stress features Penelope Keith (The Good Life, To the Manor Born) and Geoffrey Palmer (Butterflies, As Time Goes By) as the middle-aged couple struggling to keep their marriage under wraps to protect both of their careers, a situation partly inspired by the difficulties faced by the wife of writer George Layton (Don’t Wait Up, Doctor in Charge) on returning to professional life after having had two children.

This immensely popular Thames series also reunites Penelope Keith – who brings what one reviewer described as ‘wit, finesse and touching vulnerability’ to the role of Caroline – and The Good Life’s producer, John Howard Davies, and features a theme song composed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice, and performed by Julie Covington.



Reference
7953218
Year
1986
Director
John Howard-Davies
Actor
Irene Sutcliffe
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626321840
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
1
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
175 mins approx

Reference
7953218
Year
1986
Director
John Howard-Davies
Actor
Irene Sutcliffe
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626321840
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
1
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
175 mins approx