Sitcom spinning off from Man About the House which sees George and Mildred move to middle class suburbia and quickly outraging their new next door neighbours The Fourmiles. George knew that their street was full of “toffee-nosed snobs” but Mildred relished her new suburban idyll.
Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce had a natural chemistry as henpecked George and the always hoping for more from life Mildred. The other mainstay of the series was of course the Fourmile family next door whose lifestyle Mildred coveted.
George and Mildred was extremely popular and after the series ended in 1979 the following year saw a big screen outing. This was decidedly lacklustre with most of the action taking place in a hotel and George being mistaken for a hit-man. Sadly Yootha Joyce died on 24 August 1980 otherwise it is highly the series would have continued a little while longer.
The Ropers lived at 46 Peacock Crescent, Hampton Wick, Middlesex, England.
Other George and Mildred related material includes a 1977 stage show that ran for a Summer season on Bournemouth Pier and an appearance in character on the David Nixon Show on 3 May 1976.
Incidentally in Man About The House Norman Eshley played Robin Tripp’s brother, the man who swept Chrissie off her feet and married her in the final episode.
UK / ITV Network-Thames / 38×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 September 1976 – 25 December 1979
Writers: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke / Producer: Peter Frazer-Jones
Brian Murphy as George Roper
Yootha Joyce as Mildred Roper
Norman Eshley as Jeffrey Fourmile
Sheila Fearn as Ann Fourmile
Nicholas Bond-Owen as Tristram Fourmile
Avril Elgar as Ethel
Reginald Marsh as Humphrey
Roy Kinnear as Jerry
Gretchen Franklin as Mother
Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)
Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier that was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, that saw the French villagers of Clochemerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.
CYRIL CUSACK as Major Piechut
ROY DOTRICE as Ponosse
KENNETH GRIFFITH as Ernest Tafardel
WENDY HILLER as Justine Putet
HUGH GRIFFITH as Alexandre Bourdillat
BERNARD BRESSLAW as Nicholas the Beadle
MADELINE SMITH as Hortase Girodet
GEORGINA MOON as Rose Biraque
PETER USTINOV as Narrator
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm
Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)
In Roy Clarke penned sitcom The Clairvoyant used car salesman Arnold Bristow is knocked down in a car accident and suddenly finds himself with psychic powers – or so he believes. There was a pilot broadcast 27 Nov 1984.
ROY KINNEAR as Arnold Bristow
SANDRA DICKINSON as Lily
HUGH LLOYD as Burma
SHAUN CURRY as Newton
GLYNIS BROOKS as Dawn
CARMEL CRYAN as Carmen
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986
Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)
Christmas Princess is the true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.
Nicole Muñoz as Donaly Marquez
Rosa Blasi as Sara
Zak Santiago as Ignacio Marquez
Olivia Steele Falconer as Emily Marquez
Jaedon Siewert as Abraham Marquez
Lina Renna as Young Donaly
Paloma Kwiatkowski as Chloe
Ty Wood as Trent
Pendo Muema as Monique
Kalyn Miles as Maria
Kaaren de Zilva as Roberta
Garfield Wilson as Dr. Miller
Clay St. Thomas as Judge #1
Patti Allan as Judge #2
Natalie von Rotsburg as Judge #3
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017
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