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Issue Details: First known date: 1968-1969... 1968-1969 I've Married A Bachelor
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According to Don Storey, in his Classic Australian Television, I've Married A Bachelor was the first sit-com produced by the ABC's new Television Entertainment unit (formed out of the Light Entertainment department in 1967). The program centred on newlyweds Peter and Molly Prentiss, the latter played by June Thody, who has previously had roles in My Brother Jack and The Mavis Bramston Show. The tension in the program came from Peter's assumption that his bachelor occupations of poker, sport, and pub visits could continue unimpeded after his marriage.

The program received mixed responses from critics, but was successful with audiences and sold well overseas, including to England, Scotland, New Zealand, and Sweden. However, the ABC decided not to renew the program after its second series.

Storey concludes that 'I've Married A Bachelor was an enjoyable series. The comedy had a nice, understated feel, and it was free of the syrupy, sentimental moralising that plagues many U.S. sit-coms.'

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