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

Two's Company (1975)

ITV sitcom about an American and her English butler. 29 episodes (4 series), 1975 - 1979. 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.

Two's Company

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

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Denis King and Sammy Cahn (given as Kahn in first 4 episodes).
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 6th September 1975 on ITV at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 4th March 1979 on ITV at 9:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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