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 - The Bad Penny

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.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th September 1976
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Brian Murphy George Roper
    Yootha Joyce Mildred Roper
    Norman Eshley Jeffrey Fourmile
    Sheila Fearn Ann Fourmile
    Nicholas Bond-Owen Tristram Fourmile
    Guest cast
    Diana King Margaret
    John Harvey Charles
    Johnny Wade 1st Removal Man
    Harry Littlewood Locksmith
    Stan Van 2nd Removal Man
    Writing team
    Johnnie Mortimer Writer
    Brian Cooke Writer
    Production team
    Peter Frazer-Jones Director
    Peter Frazer-Jones Producer
    Johnny Hawksworth Composer
    Michael Minas Production Designer

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