You're Only Young Twice. Image shows from L to R: Cissie Lupin (Pat Coombs), Flora Petty (Peggy Mount). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

You're Only Young Twice (1977)

ITV sitcom about OAPs. 31 episodes (4 series), 1977 - 1981. Stars Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King and others.

You're Only Young Twice. Image shows from L to R: Mildred Fanshaw (Diana King), Miss Milton (Charmian May), Flora Petty (Peggy Mount), Cissie Lupin (Pat Coombs), Dolly Love (Lally Bowers), Katy O'Rourke (Peggy Ledger). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

You're Only Young Twice

For the elderly ladies at Paradise Lodge, life is far from over. Flora Petty and her friends are determined to enjoy their days of companionship

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1977 - 1981
Channel
ITV
Episodes
31   (4 series)
Starring
Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, Lally Bowers, Diana King, Charmian May, Georgina Moon, Johnny Wade and Peggy Ledger
Writers
Pam Valentine and Michael Ashton
Director
Graeme Muir
Producer
Graeme Muir

For the elderly ladies at Paradise Lodge, "superior residence for retired gentlefolk", life is far from over. Flora Petty and her friends are determined to enjoy their days of companionship and drama.

Flora is the ultimate domineering battleaxe; a constant source of frustration for the home's proprietor, Miss Milton, and amusement for fellow residents Mildred, Dolly and Katy.

Her best friend, Cissie, is always on hand to make sure things go wrong however. Honest and good-natured but not especially bright and very easily manipulated, she is more often Flora's plaything than an autonomous human being!

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th September 1977 on ITV at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 4th August 1981 on ITV at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 3:40am on ITV3

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