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Keep It In The Family (ITV Sitcom, Tim Barratt, Vivienne Martin)

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In ITV sitcom Keep It In The Family James Bannister (Tim Barrett) and his wife Yvonne (Vivienne Martin) have allowed their parents – his mum Norah (Joyce Grant) and her father Des (Jack Haig) – to move in with them. Initially it was only supposed to be a short term thing but that was two years ago. Given how different Norah and Des are, it doesn’t make for a harmonious atmosphere.

Keep It In The Family was co-written by David Nobbs of Reggie Perrin fame and Peter Vincent, it’s no relation to the later 1970’s sitcom that starred Robert Gillespie as cartoonist Dudley Rush.

Cast: Tim Barrett as James; Vivienne Martin as Yvonne; Tony Maiden as Val; Joyce Grant as Norah; Jack Haig as Des

Writers: David Nobbs, Peter Vincent / Producer: Ian Davidson / Executive Producer: John Duncan

UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 6×30 minute episodes / 21 September – 26 October 1971