All 38 episodes of the British sitcom spin-off (from 'Man About The House') about upwardly mobile landlords George (Brian Murphy) and Mildred Roper (Yootha Joyce), as they try to adapt to life in a posh suburb. Series one episodes are: 'Moving On', 'The Bad Penny', 'And Women Must Weep', 'Baby Talk', 'Your Money or Your Life', 'Where My Caravan Has Rested', 'The Little Dog Laughed', 'Best Foot Forward', 'My Husband Next Door' and 'Family Planning'. Series two episodes are: 'Jumble Pie', 'All Around the Clock', 'The Travelling Man', 'The Unkindest Cut of All', 'The Right Way to Travel', 'The Dorothy Letters' and 'No Business Like Show Business'. Series three episodes are: 'Opportunity Knocks', 'And So to Bed', 'I Believe in Yesterday', 'The Four Letter Word', 'The Delivery Man' and 'Life With Father'. Series four episodes are: 'Just the Job', 'Days of Beer and Rosie', 'You Must Have Showers', 'All Work and No Pay', 'Nappy Days', 'The Mating Game' and 'On the Second Day of Christmas'. Series five episodes are: 'Finders Keepers?', 'In Sickness and in Health', 'The Last Straw', 'A Driving Ambition', 'A Military Pickle', 'Fishy Business', 'I Got a Horse' and The Twenty-Six Year Itch'.
George and Mildred was a spin-off from Johnny Mortimer and Brian Cooke's successful 1970s sitcom Man About the House, and ran from 1976 to 1980. This release features the first six episodes. Starring the late, great Yootha Joyce as Mildred Roper, a sex-starved cockney housewife with pretensions to the middle classes, and Brian Murphy as George, her hopeless and incorrigible husband, this series sees them make the upward move to posh Middlesex suburbia, despite George being on supplementary benefit--mortgage conditions were evidently easier in 70s sitcomland. Their neighbours are snooty estate agent Jeffrey Fourmile, his wife Ann and son Tristram. Jeffrey is perturbed that the Ropers' arrival will lower the tone of the neighbourhood ("Tristram will get nits!") as they stink up the street with their three-wheel car and cheap wartime furniture. Much mildly amusing comedy at the expense of the working/middle class divide ensues, with no double-entendre left unturned and some period gags to match the Ropers' interior decor. Situations involving a local MP, Mildred's even snobbier sister and an unsightly caravan brought out the best in Joyce and Murphy's excellent characters, while Nicholas Owen as Tristram was among the least annoying of child sitcom stars. --David Stubbs
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