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Costume

Costume
1979-1982 (Designed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Costume worn by June Whitfield in the BBC TV Television Series Terry and June, c1980. The costume was bought, not made, and may have been modified by the BBC costume designer Andrew Rose, who designed nineteen episodes between 1979-1982.

Terry and June is a British situation comedy (sitcom) that aired on BBC TV between 1979 and 1987. It starred Terry Scott and June Whitfield and writers included John Kane and Terry Ravenscroft. Whitfield had previously starred with Scott in two television series, Scott on … (1968-1974) and Happy Ever After (1974-1978). Whilst the former series featured comedy sketches based on a chosen topic for each episode, Terry and June saw Scott and Whitfield playing eponymous characters based on those they had played in Happy Ever After. The premise of both series was one of a middle-aged couple re-evaluating their relationship after their children have left home. Although popular with the public, the final series of Terry and June was shown in 1987, a victim of the new wave of alternative comedy favoured by the BBC.

Object details

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Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Costume
  • Costume
TitleCostume (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Cotton, nylon, polyester, plastic buttons and metal popper.
Brief description
Costume worn by June Whitfield in the BBC TV series Terry and June (1979-1982)

Physical description
A pistachio-green coloured pyjama top with 5 buttons and one metal popper (added). The short sleeves and collar are edged in a patterned white applique. There is a decorative upper front panel with white applique detailing. A modesty panel in cream fabric has been inserted under this panel.
Dimensions
  • Length: 700mm
  • Width: 510mm
  • Weight: 0.1kg
Credit line
Given by June Whitfield
Summary
Costume worn by June Whitfield in the BBC TV Television Series Terry and June, c1980. The costume was bought, not made, and may have been modified by the BBC costume designer Andrew Rose, who designed nineteen episodes between 1979-1982.

Terry and June is a British situation comedy (sitcom) that aired on BBC TV between 1979 and 1987. It starred Terry Scott and June Whitfield and writers included John Kane and Terry Ravenscroft. Whitfield had previously starred with Scott in two television series, Scott on … (1968-1974) and Happy Ever After (1974-1978). Whilst the former series featured comedy sketches based on a chosen topic for each episode, Terry and June saw Scott and Whitfield playing eponymous characters based on those they had played in Happy Ever After. The premise of both series was one of a middle-aged couple re-evaluating their relationship after their children have left home. Although popular with the public, the final series of Terry and June was shown in 1987, a victim of the new wave of alternative comedy favoured by the BBC.
Associated object
THM/495 (Archive record)
Other number
THM/495 - V&A Archive number
Collection
Accession number
S.617:1, 2-2018

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Record createdDecember 7, 2018
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