Grumpy Old Women

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Grumpy Old Women
Grumpy Old Women title card
Created by Judith Holder
Narrated by
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes13
Executive producerJudith Holder
Running time28 Minutes
Original network BBC Two
Original release21 December 2004 (2004-12-21) 
24 August 2007 (2007-08-24)

Grumpy Old Women is a British television series, continuing in the same vein as its predecessor, Grumpy Old Men . Both programmes are shown on BBC Two. The first two series were narrated by Alison Steadman, and the third by Judith Holder (who is the 'grumpy old woman' in the clips). The show started as a special one-off Christmas special; however, because of its popularity, it spawned a regular series, a book (see below) and stage show. [1]



Alison Steadman 1 episode4 episodes4 episodes
Judith Holder4 episodes


Lesley Joseph 1
Janet Street-Porter 1
Jenny Eclair 1 episode4 episodes4 episodes4 episodes
Jane Moore 1 episode
Linda Robson 1 episode
Ann Widdecombe 1 episode
Jenni Trent Hughes 1 episode
Maureen Lipman 1 episode4 episodes
Dillie Keane 1 episode
Arabella Weir 1 episode
Germaine Greer 1 episode4 episodes
Sheila Hancock 1 episode4 episodes
Jilly Cooper 1 episode
Kathryn Flett 1 episode
Michele Hanson1 episode
Bonnie Greer 4 episodes
India Knight 4 episodes
Angie Le Mar 4 episodes
Nina Myskow 4 episodes
Stephanie Beacham
Annette Crosbie
Muriel Gray
Indira Joshi
Helen Lederer
Aggie MacKenzie
Esther Rantzen
Pam St Clement
Kim Woodburn
Lynn Barber 4 episodes
Sheila Ferguson 4 episodes
Lynne Franks 4 episodes
Fiona Phillips 4 episodes
Charlie Hardwick
Eve Pollard 4 episodes


Series One

Ep NoProd CodeOriginal Air DateEpisode TitleRatings
1x01CHOL0121 December 2004The Christmas Special8.9 Million (12% Of Share)
1x021GOWO0125 February 2005It's All Falling Apart4.6 Million (7% Of Share)
1x031GOWO024 March 2005Life's No Fun Anymore5.2 Million (9% Of Share)
1x041GOWO0311 March 2005Boiling Point6.7 Million (5% Of Share)
1x051GOWO0418 March 2005Stuck In The Middle9.8 Million (14% Of Share)

Series Two

Ep NoProd CodeOriginal Air DateEpisode TitleRatings
2x012GOWO0126 May 2006Hard Work3.4 Million (5% Of Share)
2x022GOWO022 June 2006Call Me Old Fashioned11.4 Million (18% Of Share)
2x032GOWO039 June 2006Am I Bothered?10.9 Million (16% Of Share)
2x042GOWO0416 June 2006High Anxiety12.7 Million (14% Of Share)

Series Three

Ep NoProd CodeOriginal Air DateEpisode TitleRatings
3x013GOWO013 August 2007It's Just Everything
3x023GOWO0210 August 2007Beat The Clock
3x033GOWO0317 August 2007My Family and Other Animals
3x043GOWO0424 August 2007This Wasn't Going to Happen to You

Book reference

Live Show

for more information, see Grumpy Old Women Live

In 2005, a live show was formed, and went on a sell out national tour, as well as a spell in Australia.

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