Sheila Hancock (Frances)Wendy Craig (Annie)Sheila Gish (Bridget)Jean Boht (Josephine)Stephen Frost (Gilbert)Stephen Yardley (Gilbert)Harry Towb (Michael)Charles Kay (Humphrey)Perry Benson (Douglas)Renée Asherson (Diana)Ian Abeysekera (Tony)Michael Wade (Mark)Liz Anson (Christine)
Susan Harris, Christopher Skala
On her husband's demise, attractive Bridget suddenly finds she can't meet the financial demand of her Sussex country house in Brighton without his income. Her solution: take in lodgers. Two other "belles" answer her offer. Annie, also a widow, is a dim but friendly, likable farmer's daughter from a small village; Frances is a sardonic, sarcastic teacher whose husband Gilbert left her for a younger woman, taking the house. Later, Frances' tactless, overprotective mother Josephine moves in as well, to hover over and generally annoy her daughter. The women bond and Bridget shows her seductive side and she searches for a new mate.