George And The Dragon (ITV 1966-1968, Sidney James, Peggy Mount)

Sitcom George and the Dragon saw wily chauffeur George Russell more than meet his match when his boss Colonel Maynard hires housekeeper Gabrielle Dragon.

The action began when Gabrielle Dragon got a new job as housekeeper for Colonel Maynard (John Le Mesurier). She quickly crossed swords with chauffeur George.

Colonel Maynard and his gardener, Ralph find themselves caught in the crossfire.

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A classic comedy pairing of Sid James and Peggy Mount give the series an extra boost.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 26×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 19 November 1966 – 31 October 1968

Writers: Vince Powell, Harry Driver / Theme Music: Tom Springfield / Producers: Alan Tarrant, Shaun O’Riordan

cast
Sidney James as George Russell
Peggy Mount as Gabrielle Dragon
John Le Mesurier as Colonel Maynard
Keith Marsh as Ralph

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