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Owner Occupied (ITV Sitcom, Robert Hardy, Hannah Gordon)



Owner Occupied ITV Comedy Robert Hardy

One off half hour ITV comedy Owner Occupied was set during World War II when, after the Nazi’s have taken over the channel islands, a small hotel (The Royal Victoria), run by Colonel Washbrook (Richard Murdoch) and his daughter Angela Plaquet (Hannah Gordon), tries to keep things going as much as normal and by making it as English as possible.

Despite only being a half hour one off the production was given a two page feature in the weeks TV Times (23 July 1977), mainly focusing on a timeline of the German occupation of the Channel Islands.

Cast: Robert Hardy (Major Friedrich Schmidt), Hannah Gordon (Angela Plaquet), Richard Murdoch (Colonel Washbrook), George Innes (Sergeant Watts), Nigel Plaskitt (Corporal Klein), Rose Power (Landlady)

Writer: Robert Banks Stewart / Production Design: David Richens / Producer and Director: Robert Reed

UK/ ITV – Thames / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 25 July 1977 at 8.00pm