No Job For a Lady

 (44)7.11992NR
Jean Price (Penelope Keith, To the Manor Born, Good Neighbors) has just been elected Member of Parliament for the left-wing Labour Party. Now her real work begins: getting along with her chauvinist fellow MPs while navigating the Machiavellian world of Westminster.
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Penelope KeithGeorge BakerMark Kingston
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Comedy
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Hawks and Doves
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    January 6, 1992
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    Taking a stand on national defense, Jean withholds the portion of her income tax designated for nuclear weapons.
  2. 2. A Bed for the Night
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    January 13, 1992
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    Jean wages war on homelessness and invites her fellow MPs to join her in a sleep-out on the chilly Thames embankment.
  3. 3. Sugar and Spice
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    January 20, 1992
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    Drawn into a battle over a child custody case, Jean questions her assumptions about manly and womanly behavior.
  4. 4. I'd Like to See You Do It
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    January 27, 1992
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    A vote to raise salaries in Parliament leads to a contest between Jean and a wealthy opposition member.
  5. 5. What Care? What Compensation?
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    February 3, 1992
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    When constituents ask Jean for help with dire medical problems, she gets social services to act, but the results are not what she expected.
  6. 6. Lobby Terms
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    February 10, 1992
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    Disturbed by leaks and rumors, Jean challenges the traditional lobby system of issuing statements to the press.

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Directors
John Howard Davies
Supporting actors
Garfield MorganPaul YoungMichael CochraneBrogden MillerNigel HumphriesNeil Clark
Producers
John Howard Davies
Season year
1992
Network
Acorn Media
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WeinrothReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2014
4.0 out of 5 starsFunny and not dated
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I love Penelope Keith, let me get that out there first. "To the Manor Born" and the one about neighbors whose title I've forgotten made her one of my favorite people. This series uses her to advantage as a smart, tenacious and funny new MP who learns each week how government runs amok and why one should expect absolutely nothing to make sense. It isn't outlandish. It's much too like the American Congress today. After a couple of 'how to' lectures from her cronies, I wonder why Keith doesn't run away screaming. But that's her charm in this series. I'm enjoying the other seasons as well.
virginia bornemanReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2014
5.0 out of 5 starspenelope keith is a good actress.
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penelope keith is a good actress..dry sense of humor..wish you would get To the Manor Born with penelope keith!!!!
DebbyReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
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Funny lady and funny show. Wish they had made more.
prisrobReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2017
4.0 out of 5 starsJust Exactly What Do You Do
Happened upon this series via AcornTv. It is a British sitcom that aired on ITV between 1990 and 1992. It stars Penelope Keith, who plays Jean Price, a newly elected Labour MEmber of Parliament, who is trying to figure out her role. It was written by Alex Shearer, and directed and produced by John Howard Davies. This series is quite humorous that also reflects the everyday battles of life.

Jean Price, is the MP for an unknown inner-city constituency, and her life in the House of Commons. She is married to Geoff Price, and as well being an MP she has to try and look after her house and children. We never see the interior of the Commons, and most of the scenes take place in her small, crowded, shared office. Her Scottish colleague Ken Miller, is a good friend and mentor. However, what we learn is the manner in which politicians get around their jobs. As we know most of the politicians in the US use much of their time getting re-elected. That seems to be one of the primary jobs of these MP's, however Jean Price wants to actually work for her constituency. There are other characters who come and go, and most of the episodes have a real issue that is interspersed with humor. If course, Jean is one of the first female MP's, so she must deal with the inherent sexism, and she does it with great aplomb.

Recommended. prisrob 06-05-17
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