We’re avid fans of the BBC series “New Tricks”. Such a wonderful series. Such lovely luvvie darlings playing the roles!
This week I idly let slip to the missus the blithe suggestion that I thought that the actress that plays the “New Tricks” character Brian Lane’s long suffering wife, Esther, was once a very glamorous young actress in the BBC’s highly popular sixties series “Take Three Girls”.
Of course, that set me off on an “Am I right or am I wrong?” research googling exercise. I was right. Susan Jameson plays Esther Lane in “New Tricks” and was “Kate” in “Take Three Girls” in 1969.
“Take Three Girls” was a hugely popular series which also starred Liza Goddard. It followed the fortunes of three young girls who came to London with mixed results.
I ought to add that Susan Jameson, in real life, is married to James Bolam, who also stars in “New Tricks”.
Another notable feature of “Take three girls” was the beautiful theme song by Pentangle. It was entitled “Light Flight”.
Here below is the opening of “Take Three girls”. “New Tricks” can be seen on BBC iPlayer here.