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

George & Mildred

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1976 - 1979
  • 38 episodes (5 series)

Sitcom about George and Mildred Roper, an endlessly bickering working-class couple in a middle-class neighbourhood. Stars Brian Murphy, Yootha Joyce, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn and Nicholas Bond-Owen

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1976 - 1979
Channels
ITV
Episodes
38 (5 series)
Stars
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
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • George And Mildred
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 6th September 1976 at 8pm on ITV
Most recent repeats

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