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

George & Mildred

ITV sitcom about a bickering middle-aged couple. 38 episodes (5 series), 1976 - 1979. Stars Brian Murphy, Yootha Joyce, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn and Nicholas Bond-Owen.

Series 1, Episode 2 is repeated on ITV3 today at 9:35am.

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

George & Mildred

Sitcom about George and Mildred Roper, an endlessly bickering working-class couple in a middle-class neighbourhood

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1976 - 1979
Channel
ITV
Episodes
38   (5 series)
Starring
Brian Murphy, Yootha Joyce, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn and Nicholas Bond-Owen
Writers
Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Director
Peter Frazer-Jones
Producer
Peter Frazer-Jones

George and Mildred Roper are somewhat of an odd couple: he would be working-class if he wasn't too lazy and feckless to actually, well, work; and she's an accomplished snob.

Moving from their run-down old South Kensington home, they buy a property in the leafy London suburb of Hampton Wick, next door to the resolutely middle-class Fourmiles. Mildred is in her element playing up to their well-spoken neighbours and quickly makes friends with wife and mum Ann, but George is less than impressed or enthusiastic by their changed status, and particularly unamused by Tory-voting Jeffrey Fourmile!

Scrimping, saving and trying to get out of anything resembling effort or thought at every point, George's happiness with a less salubrious way of life proves a constant source of irritation to Mildred, ensuring frequent rows over even the smallest of things.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • George And Mildred (Other official name)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 6th September 1976 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 25th December 1979 on ITV at 6:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 2: Today at 9:35am on ITV3
  2. Series 1 Episode 3: Today at 10:05am on ITV3
  3. Series 1 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 9:35am on ITV3
  4. Series 1 Episode 6: Friday at 9:35am on ITV3
  5. Series 1 Episode 7: Friday at 10:10am on ITV3
  6. Series 1 Episode 1: Sunday at 9:30am on ITV3
  7. Series 1 Episode 2: Monday at 5:30am on ITV3
  8. Series 1 Episode 8: Monday at 9:40am on ITV3
  9. Series 1 Episode 9: Monday at 10:10am on ITV3
  10. Series 1 Episode 10: Tuesday at 9:35am on ITV3Show all repeats
  11. Series 2 Episode 1: Tuesday at 10:05am on ITV3
  12. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday 29th September at 9:40am on ITV3
  13. Series 2 Episode 3: Wednesday 29th September at 10:10am on ITV3
  14. Series 2 Episode 4: Thursday 30th September at 9:40am on ITV3
  15. Series 2 Episode 5: Thursday 30th September at 10:10am on ITV3
  16. Series 2 Episode 6: Friday 1st October at 9:40am on ITV3
  17. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 1st October at 10:10am on ITV3

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