Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that ran for 6 seasons and run for 38 Episodes in the seventies – George and Mildred

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. Mildred talks George into buying a nice middle-class house in suburbia, and they move next door to Jeffrey and Ann Fourmile. Unfortunately, Mildred’s dream of upward mobility seems doomed to failure, as George relentlessly embarrasses her in every way possible. Poor Mildred not only has to cope with George’s gormless behavior, she has to try and deal with the the snobbish Jeffrey as well as her rich-bitch sister Ethel and mad old mum. – IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

5 seasons

Characters:

Yootha Joice – Mildred Roper

Brian Murphy – George Roper

Norman Eshley – Jeffrey Fourmile

Sheila Fearn – Ann Fourmile

Nicholas Bond-Owen – Tritam

Trivia

  • The art deco font used in the credits is Monotype Grock
  • Norman Eshley was cast as Geoffrey Fourmile having previously appeared in an episode in the progenitor series Man About the House (1973) as Robin’s brother Norman.

Classic Clips

And So to bed