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George and Mildred was a British sitcom produced by Thames Television that aired from 1976 to 1979. It was a spin-off of Man About the House and starred Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce as an ill-matched married couple, George and Mildred Roper. The premise of this series had George and Mildred leaving their flat as depicted in Man About the House and moving to a modern, upmarket housing estate, to the horror of their snobbish neighbour Jeffrey Fourmile, a real-estate agent who despairs that the Roper's presence will devalue his home.

It was written by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer . Like many sitcoms of the day, George and Mildred was also turned into a film which was dedicated to actress Yootha Joyce who suddenly died in 1980 just as the cast had looked so forward to recording a sixth series at the time.

George and Mildred Roper have left their old house after receiving a compulsory purchase order from the Council and move to 46 Peacock Crescent in Hampton Wick . While Mildred enjoys moving up in the world socially, lazy and unemployed George remains true to his working class roots and also continues to show a lack of interest in sexual relations with Mildred.

George and Mildred's yuppie next-door neighbours are Jeffrey Fourmile, a snobbish estate agent , and his wife Ann. They have a young son called Tristram, who gets on well with Mildred and George, and in series 3 a second child called Tarquin is born. The Conservative supporting Jeffrey strongly dislikes George, who frequently annoys Jeffrey.

Mildred's snobbish sister Ethel and her wealthy husband Humphrey occasionally visit, as does Mildred's mother. Mildred often makes subtle digs at Ethel's age or social status when Ethel visits. George's friend Jerry, a jack-of-all-trades, also visits, much to Mildred's annoyance. Jerry is fond of referring to Mildred as "Mildew".

In the first series, Mildred buys a Yorkshire Terrier called Truffles (played by dog actor Pussy Galore).

Series One (1976)

  1. Moving On (6 September 1976)
  2. The Bad Penny (13 September 1976)
  3. And Women Must Weep (20 September 1976)
  4. Baby Talk (27 September 1976)
  5. Your Money or Your Life (4 October 1976)
  6. Where My Caravan Has Rested (11 October 1976)
  7. The Little Dog Laughed (18 October 1976)
  8. Best Foot Forward (25 October 1976)
  9. My Husband Next Door (1 November 1976)
  10. Family Planning (8 November 1976)

Series Two (1977)

  1. Jumble Pie (14 November 1977)
  2. All Around the Clock (21 November 1977)
  3. The Travelling Man (28 November 1977)
  4. The Unkindest Cut of All (5 December 1977)
  5. The Right Way to Travel (12 December 1977)
  6. The Dorothy Letters (19 December 1977)
  7. No Business Like Show Business (26 December 1977)

Series Three (1978)

  1. Opportunity Knocks (7 September 1978)
  2. And so to Bed (14 September 1978)
  3. I Believe in Yesterday (21 September 1978)
  4. The Four Letter Word (28 September 1978)
  5. The Delivery Man (5 October 1978)
  6. Life with Father (12 October 1978)

Series Four (1978)

  1. Just the Job (16 November 1978)
  2. Days of Beer and Rosie (23 November 1978)
  3. You Must Have Showers (30 November 1978)
  4. All Work and No Pay (7 December 1978)
  5. Nappy Days (14 December 1978)
  6. The Mating Game (21 December 1978)
  7. On the Second Day of Christmas (27 December 1978)

Series Five (1979)

  1. Finders Keepers? (24 October 1979)
  2. In Sickness and In Health (30 October 1979)
  3. The Last Straw (6 November 1979)
  4. A Driving Ambition (13 November 1979)
  5. A Military Pickle (27 November 1979)
  6. Fishy Business (4 December 1979)
  7. I Gotta Horse (18 December 1979)
  8. The Twenty Six Year Itch (25 December 1979)


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