The Trouble with Maggie Cole

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  • TV-PG
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (1,144)

The Trouble with Maggie Cole is a British drama series that premiered on ITV in 2020 and later aired on PBS Masterpiece in the United States. The show stars Dawn French (who also co-created the series) as the titular character, Maggie Cole, and Julie Hesmondhalgh as her best friend Jill Wheadon.

The story takes place in the small coastal town of Thurlbury, where Maggie is a beloved member of the community. She runs a local heritage center and hosts a popular radio show, where she often shares juicy tidbits of gossip about her neighbors. However, her loose lips get her into trouble when she inadvertently spreads a rumor about a prominent couple in town that leads to a series of unexpected consequences.

As the town becomes increasingly divided and tensions rise, Maggie must navigate the fallout of her actions and try to make amends with those she has hurt. Along the way, she also grapples with her own personal issues, including her troubled marriage and strained relationships with her adult children.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole is a character-driven drama that delves into themes of community, friendship, and the repercussions of our actions. It is a complex and nuanced exploration of small-town life, where everyone knows everyone else's business and secrets are hard to keep hidden.

French delivers a strong performance as Maggie, bringing both warmth and vulnerability to the character. Hesmondhalgh is also fantastic as Jill, providing a grounded and relatable counterpoint to Maggie's more flighty tendencies.

The supporting cast is equally impressive, with standout performances from actors such as Mark Heap as Maggie's long-suffering husband, and Vicki Pepperdine as a local journalist who becomes embroiled in the town's drama.

The show's writing is sharp and witty, with a keen eye for the quirks and idiosyncrasies of small-town life. The pacing is deliberate but never slow, with each episode building on the tension and drama of the previous one.

Overall, The Trouble with Maggie Cole is an engrossing and thoroughly entertaining drama that will keep you hooked from start to finish. It is a must-watch for fans of British television and anyone who enjoys a good character-driven story.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 18, 2020.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 22, 2020
Jill wonders if she should tell Maggie what she saw. As the villagers gather for the fete, a sudden series of events are set in motion that could cost the life of one beloved character and change life in Thurlbury forever.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 15, 2020
Maggie heads to the pub to amend the wrong with landlord Brian. Maggie and Becka have a rare moment of bonding. Karen reveals her feelings towards Peter in a very unexpected way. Alex tries to find the ‘lottery’ winnings to pay his debts.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 8, 2020
Maggie is horrified that her comments have been deemed racist. Peter faces a call to resign and journalists are trying to dig up family skeletons, but his secretary Karen is watching his back. A Cole family secret is publicly revealed.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 1, 2020
Peter Cole is jittery about the press interest from Maggie's interview and the petition calling for his resignation. Alex is greeted at work by two money lenders. Romance is blossoming between Marcus and Jill. Maggie visits Kelly's salon.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
October 25, 2020
Maggie wants to apologize to everyone, and starts with Carol, but she's swiftly rebuffed. With the village reeling, Maggie's ex-best friend Jill bonds with fellow members of the so-called 'outed-six', including handsome author Marcus.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 18, 2020
When a journalist interviews Maggie Cole about local history, she instead shares town gossip. When the interview is played, all the guarded secrets and indiscretions are broadcast for the world to hear, changing life in Thurlbury forever.
Where to Watch The Trouble with Maggie Cole
The Trouble with Maggie Cole is available for streaming on the PBS Masterpiece website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Trouble with Maggie Cole on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 18, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (1,144)