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The series starred Thora Hird as crusading local councillor Sarah Danby and was set around the fictional borough of Furness in Lancashire. Capitalising on the popularity of its lead actress, The First Lady was a down-to-earth series exploring the inner workings of local government.

Series Cast

  1. Thora Hird

    Thora Hird

    54 Episodes

  2. James Grout

    James Grout

    54 Episodes

  3. Margaret John

    4 Episodes

  4. John Stratton

    2 Episodes

  5. Roger Hammond

    Roger Hammond

    1 Episode

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Season 1

1968 | 38 Episodes

Season 1 of The First Lady premiered on April 7, 1968.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 50m



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