Bless This House. Image shows from L to R: Jean Abbott (Diana Coupland), Sid Abbott (Sid James), Mike Abbott (Robin Stewart), Sally Abbott (Sally Geeson). Copyright: Thames Television
Bless This House

Bless This House (1971)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1971 - 1976
  • 65 episodes (6 series)

A popular 1970s sitcom starring Sid James. Sid Abbott is, day-in, day-out, hindered in anything and everything by his family. Stars Sid James, Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson, Robin Stewart, Anthony Jackson and Patsy Rowlands

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Series 6, Episode 12 - A Matter Of Principle

Despite having paid up weeks ago, Sid is outraged to find he's without a TV Licence - Jean, Mike and Sally spent the money themselves! Sid decides to take a principled stand and defend himself against the charges in court...

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th April 1976
30 minutes


  1. Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 8:05am on ITV3
  2. Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 1:45am on ITV3

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 24th July 2020 9:35am ITV3
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 9:25am ITV3
Thursday 3rd December 2020 9:25am ITV3
Monday 8th February 2021 9:20am ITV3
Monday 15th February 2021 3:05am ITV3
Monday 26th April 2021 9:10am ITV3
Thursday 26th August 2021 9:10am ITV3
Tuesday 1st March 2022 8:40am ITV3

Cast & crew

Sid James Sid Abbott
Diana Coupland Jean Abbott
Sally Geeson Sally Abbott
Robin Stewart Mike Abbott
Anthony Jackson Trevor Lewis
Guest cast
David Lodge Slasher McGurk
John Welsh Magistrate
Donald Morley Prison Warder
Douglas Blackwell GPO Man
Bill Horsley Clerk of the Court
Writing team
Jon Watkins Writer
Johnnie Mortimer Script Editor
Brian Cooke Script Editor
Production team
William G Stewart Director
William G Stewart Producer
Frank Gillman Production Designer
Geoff Love Composer

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