Two's Company. Image shows from L to R: Robert Hiller (Donald Sinden), Dorothy McNab (Elaine Stritch). Copyright: London Weekend Television
Two's Company

Two's Company (1975)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1975 - 1979
  • 29 episodes (4 series)

When American writer Dorothy McNab advertises for a butler to run her Chelsea home, the call is answered by stiff-upper-lip Englishman Robert Hiller. Stars Elaine Stritch and Donald Sinden.

Two's Company. Image shows from L to R: Robert Hiller (Donald Sinden), Dorothy McNab (Elaine Stritch). Copyright: London Weekend Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1975 - 1979
Channels
ITV
Episodes
29 (4 series)
Stars
Elaine Stritch and Donald Sinden
Writer
Bill MacIlwraith
Directors
Stuart Allen and John Reardon
Producers
Stuart Allen and Humphrey Barclay
Companies

Dorothy McNab, a prickly American authoress needs domestic help for her new Chelsea townhouse. When Robert, an irrepressibly posh British butler applies, he takes an instant dislike to her.

A true Gentleman's Gentleman, Robert is stubborn and constantly frustrated by his employer's lack of decorum and sophistication. But in Dorothy he has met both his match and his adversary; equally stubborn and with a coarseness to match his impeccable manners, her indifference to all that is important to Robert is a constant source of friction between them.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Denis King and Sammy Cahn (given as Kahn in first 4 episodes).

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 6th September 1975 at 10pm on ITV

Recording details

  • The London Studios

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