Great British Sitcom: How Butterflies became an instant hit - In Conversation with Wendy Craig
Butterflies was one of the surprise success stories of 1978 for BBC2. Tucked away on the minority channel, it wasn't really expected to do so well but within days of its first airing, it was recording great figures and rave reviews in the press. It helped to make household names of Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer and Nicholas Lyndhurst. Written by legendary writer Carla Lane it told the story of Ria, a bored middle class 70s housewife desperate for some excitement in her life. In an interview recorded shortly before the sad death of Geoffrey Palmer, Wendy Craig recalls her Butterflies days to Ashley.
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