Holding The Fort. Image shows from L to R: Russell Milburn (Peter Davison), Penny Milburn (Patricia Hodge). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Holding The Fort

ITV sitcom about a couple. 20 episodes (3 series), 1980 - 1982. Stars Peter Davison, Patricia Hodge, Matthew Kelly, Christopher Godwin and Christopher Benjamin.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Jumping The Gun

Russell's got a head start on his new business, and Penny's facing her last interviews before rejoining the army. Unfortunately, whilst waiting at home for very important kit to arrive, Russell discovers that doing the right thing could cost him dearly.

Broadcast details

Friday 12th September 1980
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Peter Davison Russell Milburn
Patricia Hodge Penny Milburn
Matthew Kelly Fitz
Christopher Godwin Captain Hector Quilley
Guest cast
Sally Home Lt. Col. Hilda Featherstonehaugh
Roger Sloman Reg (Planning Dept.)
Philip Dunbar Walter (Water Board)
Kenneth Waller Andrew (Customs and Excise)
Jay Neill Ted (Fire Officer)
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Derrick Goodwin Director
Derrick Goodwin Producer
Geoff Beames Editor
Alison Humphries Production Designer
Denis King Composer