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THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE

Signature cast photo for THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.
Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Genial Productions Limited/ITV Studios Limited
Signature cast photo for THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.

Premieres Sundays, Oct. 18 - Nov. 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + PBS Video App

Stream all episodes on demand now with KPBS Passport!

See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: airs Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Historian Maggie Cole is asked to do an interview of her coastal village, Thurlbury. Maggie throws a garden party where she plays the interview in full, revealing all the guarded secrets, indiscretions and gossip, changing life in Thurlbury forever.

Episode 2: airs Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - With the town still reeling from “Radio-gate,” Maggie is desperate to make amends. Meanwhile, Neil and Kelly decide to embrace what was broadcast about them and go along with the unsubstantiated gossip as a way to explain their sudden windfall.

Episode 3: airs Sunday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - 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.

Mark Heap stars as Peter Cole in THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.
Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Genial Productions Limited/ITV Studios Limited
Mark Heap stars as Peter Cole in THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.

Episode 4: airs Sunday Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - As Maggie continues to seek amends with her neighbors, she makes a horrifying discovery in a confrontation with Roxanna. Gambling debts plague Alex, and the community’s continued pressure on Peter threatens his job and family.

Emily Reid as Roxanna Dubiki and Arthur McBain as Alex Myer in THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.
Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Genial Productions Limited/ITV Studios Limited
Emily Reid as Roxanna Dubiki and Arthur McBain as Alex Myer in THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.

Episode 5: airs Sunday Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Devastated Maggie heads to the local pub to obtain a room, only to face another townsperson wronged by Radio-gate. Becka and Maggie share a rare moment, putting things into perspective for Maggie. Karen surprises Peter in a borderline terrifying way.

Phil Dunster as Jamie Cole and Gwyneth Keyworth as Becka Cole in THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.
Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Genial Productions Ltd./ITV Studios Ltd.
Phil Dunster as Jamie Cole and Gwyneth Keyworth as Becka Cole in THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.

Episode 6: airs Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV It’s the day of the village celebrations, but not everyone is in the mood. Maggie still has to make amends with Jill and Marcus, but is most concerned with reuniting with her family. A series of events could change life in Thurlbury forever.

Dawn French stars as Maggie Cole in THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.
Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Genial Productions Limited/ITV Studios Limited
Dawn French stars as Maggie Cole in THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE.

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Stream all episodes on demand now with KPBS Passport!

The series will simultaneously stream and broadcast on Sunday, October 18 and will be available for two weeks on all station-branded PBS platforms, including  PBS.org  and the PBS Video App for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast.

Episodes are available for viewing on demand for a limited time after each broadcast. Extend your viewing window with KPBS Passport, video streaming for members supporting KPBS at $60 or more yearly, using your computer, smartphone, tablet, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire or Chromecast. Learn how to activate your benefit now.

Credits:

A new comedic drama from Genial Productions ITV. Created and written by Mark Brotherhood (SHAMELESS UK) and directed by Ben Gregor (THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET), the ensemble cast is led by Dawn French (THE VICAR OF DIBLEY), Mark Heap (FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER), Julie Hesmondhalgh (BROADCHURCH), Vicki Pepperdine (THE WINDSORS) and Patrick Robinson (CASUALTY).