Margaret Sainsbury

 

 

Age: 73

 

Summary: British housewife best known as star of the first-ever British fly-on-the-wall documentary of a working class family who was the formidable matriarch on the 1974 program The Family with her then-husband Terry Wilkins and their four children that aired as a 13-part series, in which the ground-breaking documentary was an honest portrayal of ordinary family life in Reading, Berkshire, England and had a huge influence on both the factual and fictional TV that followed but was banned after the Wilkins family was attacked in the tabloid press for their strong language and for publicly airing taboo subjects.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent heart attack

 

Born: 1935

 

Died: August 10, 2008

 

Location: Finchampstead, Berkshire, England