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 5, Episode 2 is repeated on ITV3 tomorrow at 9:05am.

Series 1

1. Moving On

First broadcast: Monday 6th September 1976

With their home due for demolition by order of the council, George and Mildred Roper are forced to look to move home. Much against the wishes of George and the estate agent - who happens to be the next-door neighbour - Mildred settles on 46 Peacock Crescent, Hampton Wick.


2. The Bad Penny

First broadcast: Monday 13th September 1976

The Ropers move into their new home. As ever, nothing runs smoothly, and they soon find themselves locked out and imposing on the Fourmiles and an important dinner guest.


3. ...And Women Must Weep

First broadcast: Monday 20th September 1976

When the Labour Exchange sends George for a job interview at Jeffrey's business, it's Mildred who's offered the post. George is left to assume the housewife role but soon discovers that it's not all sitting in front of the television and napping!


4. Baby Talk

First broadcast: Monday 27th September 1976

Now settled in their new home, Mildred starts thinking about children and begins investigating adoption processes. Will George put his foot in it again?


5. Your Money Or Your Life

First broadcast: Monday 4th October 1976

The death of George's uncle gets him thinking about his own mortality - and how much he may be worth for insurance....


6. Where My Caravan Has Rested

First broadcast: Monday 11th October 1976

George trades his clapped-out old car for - of all things - a caravan! Mr Fourmile and the local Residents' Association offer to buy it from him; with her even snobbier sister due to visit, Mildred is particularly keen for him to get rid.


7. The Little Dog Laughed

First broadcast: Monday 18th October 1976

George talks Truffles out for a walk in the park, but manages to lose her. Fearing Mildred's wrath, he sets about finding her - or a replacement.


8. Best Foot Forward

First broadcast: Monday 25th October 1976

After moving a ladder causing George to fall from the roof of their houses and break a leg, Jeffrey is forced to run errands for him, for fear of legal action.


9. My Husband Next Door

First broadcast: Monday 1st November 1976

With the Fourmiles on holiday for the week, Mildred has been entrusted with the key so that she may water their plants. Lucky timing for George as his television has just stopped working. But Mildred's keen that their money is not spent on a repair or replacement, but redecorating their sitting room...


10. Family Planning

First broadcast: Monday 8th November 1976

Mildred's mother has come to stay for the week, and it's become increasingly clear that she won't be able to live alone for much longer. Mildred calls a family meeting to decide what should happen to her - and George makes a discovery.


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