George & Mildred

George & Mildred. Image shows from L to R: Mildred Roper (Yootha Joyce), George Roper (Brian Murphy). Copyright: Thames Television.

George & Mildred

Sitcom about the Ropers, somewhat of an odd couple both together and within their Hampton Wick neighbourhood

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peter gazzard

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 7:08pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 839 posts

Had a look but couldn't see a thread. I've just ordered the box set after seeing the first two episdoes.

I'm pretty sure ITV repeated it in the late 1980s. Apparently Brian Murphy said they were only going to make one more series anyway even if Yootha Joyce hadn't died.

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Aaron

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 8:45pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,418 posts

A wonderful sitcom. I want to watch some now.

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Richard Wells

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 9:58pm
  • Northamptonshire, England
  • 1,016 posts

Definitely one of the great sitcoms which sadly doesn't get the love I think it deserves.

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Oldrocker

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 10:02pm
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts
Quote: Richard Wells @ April 2 2010, 9:58 PM BST

Definitely one of the great sitcoms which sadly doesn't get the love I think it deserves.


It does from me !

Lovey

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T.W.

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 10:03pm
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

I do admit that when I was a kid, George Roper was one of the funniest things ever.

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AlanC

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 10:04pm
  • The Frozen North, England
  • 2,969 posts

An enjoyable, if limited, sitcom that targetted a particular audience and succeeded. An all time great? Only if the top 100 were wiped from our memories in a blatant Tory brainwashing tactic.

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Aaron

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 10:10pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,418 posts

Ooh, I dunno, it'd probably feature rather high up my list indeed!

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T.W.

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 10:14pm
  • England
  • 15,786 posts
Quote: Alan Cornforth @ April 2 2010, 10:04 PM BST

Only if the top 100 were wiped from our memories in a blatant Tory brainwashing tactic.


Well, it's only a matter of time before Kevin Maguire suggests in The Mirror that this is official Conservative policy.

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AlanC

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 10:25pm
  • The Frozen North, England
  • 2,969 posts
Quote: Tim Walker @ April 2 2010, 10:14 PM BST

Well, it's only a matter of time before Kevin Maguire suggests in The Mirror that this is official Conservative policy.


Has anyone ever done a survey on how many threads get knocked off-topic before the end of the first page?

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T.W.

  • Friday 2nd April 2010, 10:33pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

:D ;)

To bring it back on topic, George & Mildred were obviously aspirational lower middle-class Tory voters.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 3rd April 2010, 12:22am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,418 posts

Well, Mildred was! George was, at best, begrudging.

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T.W.

  • Saturday 3rd April 2010, 12:38am
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

George would have voted Conservative for a quiet life. :)

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John M

  • Thursday 8th April 2010, 12:57am
  • Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • 213 posts

I think George and Mildred are one of the most fondly remembered married couples in British comedy history. Alongside Terry and June possibly.

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T.W.

  • Thursday 8th April 2010, 2:05am [Edited]
  • England
  • 15,786 posts
Quote: John M @ April 8 2010, 12:57 AM BST

I think George and Mildred are one of the most fondly remembered married couples in British comedy history. Alongside Terry and June possibly.


Don't forget Fred and Rose West. :)

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john lucas 101

  • Thursday 8th April 2010, 10:39am
  • England
  • 7,098 posts

G & M was one of those shows that I loved growing up but would doubtless have nothing but contempt for now. Perhaps ITV3 could prove me wrong by programming some episodes in, instead of showing the On The Buses films for the billionth trillionth time.