George And The Dragon. Image shows from L to R: George Russell (Sid James), Gabrielle Dragon (Peggy Mount). Copyright: Associated Television.

George And The Dragon

ITV sitcom about a chauffeur and a housekeeper. 26 episodes (4 series), 1966 - 1968. Stars Sid James, Peggy Mount, John Le Mesurier and Keith Marsh.

Trivia

Keith Marsh was erroneously credited in the first episode, George Meets The Dragon, as 'Kieth'.

Peggy Mount, a keen and accomplished sailor, bought herself a modest 17ft boat with her income from this series, and named it The Dragon.

Source: TV Times, 6th January 1968

Shaun O'Riordan directed the third series but was not credited. Alan Tarrant was the producer.

Harlech Television - the ITV franchisee for Wales and the west of England - broadcast George And The Dragon Series 4 at 11pm at night, opposed to 8pm elsewhere.

Part of the plot Series 3 Episode 2, Court Case, was reused by writers Vince Powell and Harry Driver for the Series 2 Episode 6 edition, Strangers In The Night, of their later Thames Television sitcom Bless This House, also starring Sid James.

Sid James suffered his first heart attack during rehearsals for the second series of George And The Dragon. Against the wishes of director Shaun O'Riordan and ever the workaholic, James insisted production continue as planned, only visiting a doctor after all 7 episodes had been completed.