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George and Mildred

“PASS THE kettle love, I’ve been up all night.” “You could’ve fooled me, dear”. Sparkling suburbcom shenanigans spun-off from MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE wherein our heroes decide to up sticks from their London terrace and relocate to commuter belt bliss, thereby allowing Mildred to indulge in much Abigail’s Party-mooning about quality of life as typified by textbook middle class neighbours the Fourmiles (“They’ve even got wall-to-wall carpeting!”) replete with bespectacled smartarse son Tristram, who in turn gives professional idler George the runaround (“I tells yer, there’s summat wrong with that kid!”). Whist drives, dinner drives, tupperware parties and coffee mornings ensue. ROY KINNEAR dropped in from time to time, inevitably, as did Sir Dennis off of TERRY AND JUNE (ditto).



  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Unfairly maligned, in my opinion. Possibly due to the piss-awful 1980 film version – and even that includes the ace exchange –
    “They might have a punk version by the Socks Pistols”.
    “The WHO?!”
    “Yeah, or them!”

  2. Sarah Louise

    May 14, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I LOVE George and Mildred I absolutely love watching it and Yootha is my fave actress and I love her loads. This is a great sitcom and I love the movie too esp it’s in loving memory of the lovely Yootha Joyce ❤ just love it xx

  3. Scott McPhee

    September 1, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Back in the late nineteen seventies, through to much of the eighties, one of the staples on network television in Australia, was a ‘British Comedy Night’.

    Even us colonials liked telly from ‘the Mother country.’

    George and Mildred was certainly one of the favorites.

  4. Glenn Aylett

    April 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Made even better by Norman Eshley as the snobbish Geoffrey Fourmiles, who sort of enjoyed a love hate relationship with idler and inverted snob George Roper, and their frequent arguments about class and politics. Best one for me was where normally staunch Labour George surprises Geoffrey by joining the Conservative Club and saying he’s become a Tory, only for Geoffrey to find out his only reason for joining was for a cheap holiday to Majorca.

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