The BEST Episodes of Jam and Jerusalem

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Network: BBC One

Set in the Women's Guild of the small West Country town of Clatterford St. Mary, this new sitcom penned by Jennifer Saunders stars some of the best-loved women in comedy. But it's not all Jam and Jerusalem. The ladies of the guild may need to boost their numbers, but unfortunately not everyone sees baking cakes and knitting as their scene. As the local practice nurse, Sal lives at the centre of the community. But she goes out of her way to avoid being recruited by the Guild's leader, Eileen, at every step. Things change, however, when her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. After the funeral and as the initial sympathy falls away, she begins to feel neglected and alone. In a bid to stop rattling around her empty house and avoid the local Grieving Group counsellor, she decides it's time to stop sleeping in the dog basket, get a haircut and take stock of her new life. And where better to start a new life than the local Women's Guild?

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Episode 4

#1 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 18, 2008

Rosie takes a turn for the worst after there's some problems at the cheese factory and refuses to leave her house. Whilst the village's annual war re-enactment is at risk of being cancelled due to health and safety risks.

star 10.00
30 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Jennifer Saunders
New Beginnings (1)

#2 - New Beginnings (1)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 23, 2009

Spike and Tash are finally ready to travel the world in their converted mobile library, but a confusion with the gears leads to a call-out for the emergency services, and Sal's house ends up looking like a war zone. Jock agrees to mend the damage, and the thawing of his previously frosty relationship with Sal continues, much to the amusement of Tip and the disgust of Tash.

star 10.00
29 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 1, 2008

Tash struggles to organise her immanent wedding to Spike and seeks help from her mother. Sal enlists the Guild to help create a magical Fairy Wedding for them.

star 9.97
32 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 3

#4 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 11, 2008

Sal organises a ramble for the guild and tries to make Spike and Tash get together but Spike gets the wrong idea. After bumping into the reverend who's with a lady friend, the group get stuck under sudden fog and Sal gets confronted about mothering Tash too much.

star 9.97
31 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 2

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 1, 2006

When the Women's Guild decide they want a coffee room at the local church, they hold a "bring and buy" sale to pay for the health and safety standards.

star 9.94
31 votes
Writers: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 2

#6 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 4, 2008

Eileen believes that Sal and Susie are trying to overthrow her as president of the guild when really Sal's just trying to get Susie a pregnancy testing kit without the rest of the village being aware of her plan. And Tash is horrified when Spike buys a ticket to Glastonbury instead of sneaking in with her like normal.

star 9.94
31 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 25, 2008

The Guild's rivalry with a neighbouring Guild goes one step further with a sporting duel; netball and bowls. Also, Tash receives an ultimatum.

star 9.94
31 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Dinner Party (1)

#8 - Dinner Party (1)

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 16, 2009

Caroline is planning a dinner party for husband John and his friends from London.

star 9.94
31 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 4

#9 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 15, 2006

While Delilah gets her car stuck, Sal and Tash argue over Tash doing a circus skills cours. They later make up and at the surgery Tip cleverly comes up with a plan to get Sal her old job back.

star 9.90
30 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 3

#10 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 8, 2006

When Sal and Tip discover that Eileen is adopted through the website "Genes Reunited", they give Eileen the phone number a blood relative. She is initially angry at the discovery, but this soon fades to happiness when she learns she has a brother.

star 9.88
32 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
Easter (1)

#11 - Easter (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 9, 2009

Sal discovers an old planning application to convert the barn in the field behind her house and, despite the fact that it is officially too late to object, she enlists the help of the Guild in an effort to stop the development.

star 9.88
32 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 5

#12 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 22, 2006

Rosie, Eileen and Queenie help the Vicar prepare for the harvest festival, but all comes to a stand still when Rosie sees a potato with Jesus' face on it.

star 9.87
31 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 1

#13 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2008

As the first anniversary of Mike's death approaches, Sal tells James how much she misses him. Sal teaches James how to be compassionate with his patients and Tash gets a job in tele sales. Meanwhile, the Guild launch a website and hold a Victorian tea so they can put the some photos on the website. However, Kate and Eileen argue over who will make the website. Delilah flies off her bike and is rushed to hospital.

star 9.84
32 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 6

#14 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 26, 2006

Eileen fears the Guild will be closed when she reads aloud a letter indicating an impending visit from Guild Inspector Lady Anne Crump. Meanwhile Rosie embarks on a celebrity diet and the rest of the Guild help Elijah, an old man who recently lost his wife.

star 9.78
32 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
Working From Home (2)

#15 - Working From Home (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 9, 2009

Sal runs a surgery from her house for elderly patients who don't want to go to the doctor. Jock, who is in charge of the building works, gets the idea, thanks to Rosie, that Sal is a prostitute because so many men are visiting her. He tells James, who fears it will ruin his chance of running for M.P. He is no happier when he learns that his mother is dispensing medicine, though Yasmeen takes it well. All is cleared up apart from the matter of the vicar, who came to Sal for sleeping pills, nodded off overnight and is discovered minus his trousers.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Episode 1

#16 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 24, 2006

Sal's husband dies and at the funeral her son James announces he is firing her from the family owned clinic. Sal joins the local Women's Guild to pass her time, as does Kate the bereavement councillor.

star 8.43
63 votes
Writers: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
Ladies in Lavender (2)

#17 - Ladies in Lavender (2)

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 23, 2009

All bets are off, when it is finally revealed that the barn is not being converted for Charles Dance at all - Jock just let Rosie jump to that conclusion to get the Guild off his back. This would be bad enough if Jock hadn't promised the Guild an appearance by Mr Dance as their next (and indeed, first) celebrity speaker.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders
Missing Persons (2)

#18 - Missing Persons (2)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 16, 2009

The ladies of Clatterford stage a fashion show.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Mandie Fletcher
Writers: Abigail Wilson, Jennifer Saunders