|Take Three Girls|
|Theme music composer||Pentangle|
|Opening theme||"Light Flight"|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||24 (14 missing)|
|Production locations||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Picture format||PAL (576i),|
|Original release||17 November 1969 –|
1 January 1971
|Take Three Women (1982)|
Take Three Girls is a television drama series broadcast by BBC1 between 1969 and 1971 that follows three young women sharing a flat in "Swinging London" (located at 17 Glazbury Road, West Kensington, W14). It was BBC1's first colour drama series.
The first series featured cellist Victoria (Liza Goddard), single mother Kate (Susan Jameson), and Cockney art student Avril (Angela Down). For the second series, Kate and Avril were replaced by journalist Jenny (Carolyn Seymour) and American psychology graduate Lulie (Barra Grant).
Two series, each of 12 episodes, were shown on BBC1 between 1969 and 1971, with selected repeats between the series. Only 10 episodes of the original 24 still exist.
A four-episode sequel, Take Three Women, broadcast on BBC2 in 1982, shows the original three characters later in their lives. Victoria is a widow with a young daughter, and Avril an art gallery owner, while Kate is sharing her life with her son and his teacher.
The theme music – "Light Flight" by the British folk rock group Pentangle – was a British chart hit in February 1970. Pentangle also contributed music to Take Three Women.
A tie-in novel, Victoria, by scriptwriters Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham, was published in 1972 by W. H. Allen Ltd.
All episodes were made on colour videotape, with the exception of Season 1, episode 10, which was shot entirely on 35mm film.
|1||Kate: Stop Acting||Hugo Charteris||Tristan de Vere Cole||17 November 1969, BBC1
3 June 1970, BBC2
|Colour 625-line VT|
|2||Avril: Devon Violets||Julia Jones||John Matthews||24 November 1969, BBC1
15 September 1982, BBC2
|Colour 625-line VT|
|3||Victoria: Requiem For Cello in SW3||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Mark Cullingham||1 December 1969, BBC1||Lost|
|4||Kate: Start Working||Hugo Charteris||Tristan de Vere Cole||8 December 1969, BBC1||Colour 625-line VT|
|5||Avril: Heart's Ease||Julia Jones||John Matthews||15 December 1969, BBC1||Lost|
|6||Victoria: Rhapsody for Misplaced Persons||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Mark Cullingham||22 December 1969, BBC1||Lost|
|7||Kate: Try Loving||Hugo Charteris||Tristan de Vere Cole||29 December 1969, BBC1||Lost|
|8||Avril: Sweet Basil||Julia Jones||John Matthews||5 January 1970, BBC1||Lost|
|9||Victoria: Variations of May and September||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Mark Cullingham||12 January 1970, BBC1
10 June 1970, BBC2
|Colour 625-line VT|
|10||Kate: Keep Hoping||Hugo Charteris||Tristan de Vere Cole||19 January 1970, BBC1
17 June 1970, BBC2
|Colour 35mm film|
|11||Avril: Roses Round the Door||Julia Jones||John Matthews||26 January 1970, BBC1||Colour 625-line VT|
|12||Victoria: Gloria for First Offence||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Mark Cullingham||2 February 1970, BBC1||Lost|
|1||Victoria: Coda and Resolution||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Mark Cullingham||24 March 1971, BBC1||Lost|
|2||Lulie: The Private Sector||Carey Harrison||Barry Davis||31 March 1971, BBC1||Colour 625-line VT|
|3||Jenny: Closed Circuit||Robert Muller||Michael Hayes||7 April 1971, BBC1||Lost|
|4||Victoria: Duet for Two Left Feet||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Mark Cullingham||14 April 1971, BBC1||Lost|
|5||Lulie: The Company of Madmen||Carey Harrison||Barry Davis||21 April 1971, BBC1||Lost|
|6||Jenny: Kitsch, or Protocols in a Chinese Laundry||Robert Muller||Michael Hayes||28 April 1971, BBC1||Colour 625-line VT|
|7||Victoria: Prelude to a New Arrangement||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Mark Cullingham||7 May 1971, BBC1||Lost|
|8||Lulie: A Little Blindness||Carey Harrison||Barry Davis||14 May 1971, BBC1||Lost|
|9||Jenny: Freelance||Robert Muller||Michael Hayes||21 May 1971, BBC1||Lost|
|10||Victoria: Composition Out of Discord||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Mark Cullingham||28 May 1971, BBC1||Lost|
|11||Lulie: A School for Grievances||Carey Harrison||Christopher Morahan||4 June 1971, BBC1||Colour 625-line VT|
|12||Jenny: Release||Robert Muller||Michael Hayes||11 June 1971, BBC1||Colour 625-line VT|
|1||Kate||Huy Meredith||Richard Martin||21 September 1982, BBC2||Colour 625-line VT|
|2||Avril||Julia Jones||Roger Bamford||28 September 1982, BBC2||Colour 625-line VT|
|3||Victoria||Charlotte Bingham and Terence Brady||Les Chatfield||5 October 1982, BBC2||Colour 625-line VT|
|4||Victoria, Kate and Avril||Lee Langley||Julian Amyes||12 October 1982, BBC2||Colour 625-line VT|