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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.

Encore Saturdays, Feb. 26 - March 19, 2022 at 9 p.m. and March 12 and 19 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 / 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 1: Encore Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - 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.

Maggie’s Interview

Episode 2: Encore Saturday, March 5 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - 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: Encore Saturday, March 12 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - 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.

Cole Family Dinner

Episode 4: Encore Saturday, March 12 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 - 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.

Cole Family’s Secret Scandal

Episode 5: Encore Saturday, March 19 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - 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.

Maggie’s Night Away

Episode 6: Encore Saturday, March 19 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 - 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.

The Village Festival

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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).