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 3

1. Opportunity Knocks

First broadcast: Thursday 7th September 1978

Jerry appears at the Ropers' front door with a business proposition for George. It's one that he just cannot turn down - although he definitely should!

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2. And So To Bed

First broadcast: Thursday 14th September 1978

As if Mildred wasn't already sick enough of having to just 'make do and mend', the marital bed promptly gives way after a good few decades' service. Unfortunately, George is on a Higher Purchase blacklist.

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3. I Believe In Yesterday

First broadcast: Thursday 21st September 1978

Mildred's mother pays a visit, bringing a letter from an old US serviceman friend. He's back in England and wants to meet up.

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4. The Four Letter Word

First broadcast: Thursday 28th September 1978

Mildred's sister, Ethel, and her husband Humphrey drop by. In the course of the conversation, Humphrey offers George the chance of a job - but the offer is strangely withdrawn when George goes into his office...

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5. The Delivery Man

First broadcast: Thursday 5th October 1978

With Jeffrey away, it's inevitable that Anne will go into labour. Luckily George is on hand, motorbike, sidecar and all...

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6. Life With Father

First broadcast: Thursday 12th October 1978

It's a sad day for George as he takes his father to a retirement home. But it's worse for Mildred when he's thrown out and ends up living with them!

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