In this fairly raucuos 1960's sitcom, the cast appear to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. One of TV/cinema's great battleaxes and a "Carry On" legend are teamed to great effect. Sid James stars as George, the chauffeur employed by Colonel Maynard (John Le Mesurier).
When not performing his duties, George has managed to drive away all the previous female staff with his amorous overtures. In steps the new, no-nonsense housekeeper, Gabrielle Dragon (Peggy Mount). Let battle commence as the two lock horns. Sid James and Peggy Mount are perfectly cast, and blend together instantly. John Le Mesurier also impresses with another trademark performance, with his character often attempting to maintain a peaceful household.
I also enjoyed the performance of Keith Marsh as the rather gormless gardener. I found the energy of the performances, in particular from Peggy Mount and Sid James, to be an irresistable force, which held my attention even in the few weaker stories. If I had to pick one, my personal favourite episode would have to be "TV Conflict", in which an argument over which TV channel to watch between Gabrielle and George results in Gabrielle leaving her position, the Colonel issues George with an ultimatum: persuade Gabrielle to return or start looking for new employment.
This complete series of 26 episodes includes a Christmas special, which stars a young Jack Wild as a carol singer. Picture quality is not great but still acceptable. There are no extras or subtitles.