'The Trouble with Maggie Cole' Season 1: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the comedy-drama

'The Trouble with Maggie Cole' Season 1: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the comedy-drama
Dawn French as Maggie Cole (ITV)

The series originally premiered on March 4, 2020, in the UK on ITV and then later in the Netherlands on July 28, 2020. It is now set to make it's US debut on PBS in October 2020. It chronicles the events that occur after a radio journalist named Maggi Cole decides to gossip idly without thinking about its consequences. Her actions end up escalating out of control and affecting people's lives in the close-knit community of the fishing village of Thurlbury. Her is what we know of it's upcoming US debut.


Release date

'The Trouble with Maggie Cole' premieres on October 18, 2020, with six episodes in total.


The official synopsis reads: "When a radio journalist interviews Maggie Cole about local life and the history of Thurlbury, she gossips and embellishes stories about some of the community’s most noble residents. When Maggie’s interview is played in full, all of the guarded secrets, indiscretions and gossip changes life in Thurlbury forever."



Mark Heap as Peter Cole

Mark Heap as Peter Cole (ITV)

Heap is known for his roles as Tertius in 'Stardust' (2007), Jim in 'Friday Night Dinner' (2011-2020), Thomas Brown in 'Lark Rise to Candleford' (2008-2011) and Dr Alan Statham in 'Green Wing' (2004-2006). His most recent works include 'Queens of Mystery' (2019), 'Urban Myths' (2019) and 'Intelligence' (2020).


Dawn French as Maggie Cole

Dawn French attends Theirworld's annual international woman's day breakfast on March 7, 2019, in London, England (Getty Images)

French is known for her roles in 'French and Saunders' (1987-2017) as Geraldine Granger in 'The Vicar of Dibley' (1994-2015), the fat lady in the painting in 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' (2004), and Miss Miriam Forcible in 'Coraline' (2009). Her most recent works include the TV series 'Delicious' (2016-2019) and she has one release titled 'Death on the Nile' (2020) in post-production.


The rest of the cast includes Emily Reid as Roxanna Dubiki, Julie Hesmondhalgh as Jill Wheadon, Vicki Pepperdine as Karen Saxton, Rocco Padden as Josh Roberts, Hollie Edwin as Sydney Hurst, Gwyneth Keyworth as Becka Cole, Arthur McBain as Alex Myer, Joe Layton as Neil Roberts, Lee Boardman as Brian Daniels, Laurie Kynaston as Liam Myer, Phil Dunster as Jamie Cole and Patrick Robinson as Marcus Ormansby.



The series is directed by Ben Gregor, with Mark Brotherhood serving as the writer. Brotherhood, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Dawn French and Saskia Schuster serve as executive producers.


The trailer of Season 1 is yet to be released by PBS, but the network has released a preview. You can watch it below.



Where to watch

Catch 'The Trouble with Maggie Cole on October 18, 2020, at 8/7c on PBS.

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