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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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T.W.

  • Thursday 8th April 2010, 11:03am
  • England
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Quote: john lucas 101 @ April 8 2010, 10:39 AM BST

G & M was one of those shows that I loved growing up but would doubtless have nothing but contempt for now.


Kind of like the way one feels about one's parents. :)

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Kenneth

  • Thursday 8th April 2010, 11:13am [Edited]
  • Australia
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Quote: john lucas 101 @ April 8 2010, 10:39 AM BST

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.


George & Mildred has aged far better than Man About the House and Butterflies.

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Steve Charlie

  • Saturday 10th April 2010, 9:29am [Edited]
  • EN, New Zealand
  • 195 posts

George and Mildred is one of my favourites. I've rewatched it all a few times in the past few years. It is fantastic in my view. Even the movie isn't too bad - not as good as the TV show - but are any of them? - better than some others.

I find it a nice comforting show.

I have wondered at times if Yootha had lived on if the show might still be going today? Maybe not. But maybe it had the potential to be another Last Of The Summer Wine? Brian is still going strong in that isn't he? They certainly could have made a LOT more.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 10th April 2010, 12:31pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,415 posts

I'm pretty sure they'd have gone on. I doubt it'd have lasted until now purely because of the changes in comedy (not to mention Thames losing its franchise), but I would have expected another couple of years at least.

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john lucas 101

  • Monday 19th April 2010, 10:25am
  • England
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Quote: john lucas 101 @ April 8 2010, 10:39 AM BST

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.


And, as if by magic, ITV 3 are showing George and Mildred from today, at 9am and 5pm, instead of On The Buses.

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john lucas 101

  • Tuesday 20th April 2010, 4:24pm [Edited]
  • England
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I've seen the first two episodes of this now and it actually stands up pretty well. Some surprisingly subtle gags amongst the more obvious broader humour.

Typical class ridden sit-com of the seventies, much satirized since. None the worse for that, however.

If you've never seen this and wonder what ITV did in the 1970s apart from Rising Damp, then give this a go. Take it for what it is and you might just enjoy it.

Running on ITV3 mornings about 9 and evenings about 5.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 20th April 2010, 4:56pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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I really do love George & Mildred. Mainly George. Yootha's teeth scare me.

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john lucas 101

  • Tuesday 20th April 2010, 5:07pm
  • England
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Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce are quite superb.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 20th April 2010, 5:09pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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One of the best on-screen pairings I recall seeing (in sitcom at least).

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john lucas 101

  • Tuesday 20th April 2010, 5:10pm
  • England
  • 7,098 posts

Maybe sadly for them, they are so very believable!

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peter gazzard

  • Sunday 25th April 2010, 7:54pm
  • England
  • 839 posts

Can't decide who was the better partnership, Brian and Yootha, or Terry Scott and June Whitfield, both equally good IMO

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Jack Massey

  • Monday 26th April 2010, 7:16pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Just noticed these were running on ITV3. I've never properly watched the series, so I've set up a series link so all the episodes shown will be recorded on my recordable digi box. I think I'll quite get into it. My recordings start tomorrow. How many episodes have been shown up to now on ITV3?

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Aaron

  • Monday 26th April 2010, 7:26pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,415 posts

Tomorrow's episode will be the seventh of Series 1, so you've missed 6.

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Jack Massey

  • Monday 26th April 2010, 7:27pm [Edited]
  • England
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Oh well, if I like it, I'll get the DVDs. Just not struck on 'Man About the House' or 'Robin's Nest' so this has been delayed as a result.