The Trouble With Maggie Cole


Actress Dawn French, best known to British comedy fans for her starring role in The Vicar of Dibley, will return to PBS stations this fall in a heartwarming new comedy-drama known as The Trouble with Maggie Cole. The series will explore what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives.

Set in a village that looks decidedly similar to Doc Martin‘s picturesque Portwenn, The Trouble with Maggie Cole follows the story of the titular Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle and “local historian” of the close-knit community of Thurlbury.

As such, Maggie takes it upon herself to make it her business to know a little bit about everyone’s…well, pretty much everything. Therefore, when a radio journalist interviews Maggie about local life, she gives him far more detail and embellishment about the locals and their personal lives than he was counting on. Following the broadcast, Maggie gets into trouble as the fallout disrupts the lives of some of her fellow residents, and she herself must face the truth about some dark secrets that her own family has been harboring.


Sundays, October 18 through November 22, at 8pm on CET