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 3 - Come To The Aid Of The Party

After a 4-day training exercise, Penny returns home to announce that she's invited a senior colleague for tea - the next day. Russell's feeling increasingly put out and is, to say the least, not amused by this new imposition.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th September 1980
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Peter Davison Russell Milburn
Patricia Hodge Penny Milburn
Matthew Kelly Fitz
Christopher Godwin Captain Hector Quilley
Christopher Benjamin Colonel Aubrey Sanderson
Guest cast
Arwen Holm Dr. Heather Wolstenholme
Barbara Hicks Chloris Sanderson
Cheryl Branker Lola
Colin Turner Radio Commentator (Voice)
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