Sitcom Holding The Fort saw Russell Milburn staying at home bringing up baby and running his own small brewery business in the basement whilst his wife Penny works for the army.
The character of Fitz (general help and hindrance in equal measure to Russell) later garnered his own spin off called Relative Strangers which saw Fitz’s teenage son turn up announced.
Holding The Fort was the first sitcom to make it to air for classic writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 20×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 September 1980 – 29 August 1982 Three seasons
Writers: Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran / Music: Denis King / Producer: Derrick Goodwin
Peter Davison as Russell Milburn
Patricia Hodge as Penny Milburn
Matthew Kelly as Fitz
Christopher Godwin as Capt Hector Quilley
Katie Louise Reynolds as Emma Milburn
Victoria Kendall as Emma Milburn
Maev Alexander as Jennifer Quilley
Christopher Benjamin as Col Aubrey Sanderson
Brigit Forsyth as Annabel Chesterton
Keith Barron as Terence Chesterton
Arwen Holm as Dr Heather Wolstenholme