Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was a hit in the 1970s and ran for 6 seasons – Bless This House

Opening Titles / theme tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Bless This House centres on life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (Robin Stewart) is fresh from art college and more pre-occupied with protests than finding a job; and trendy schoolgirl Sally (Sally Geeson). Sally is 16 and Mike is 18. Sid and Jean constantly battle to comprehend the new generation’s permissive ways and are usually out-of-touch. Their neighbours and best friends are Trevor (Anthony Jackson) and his wife Betty (Patsy Rowlands).– IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

6 Seasons

Characters:

 

Sidney James – Sid Abbott

Diana Coupland – Jean Abbott

Sally Geeson – Sally Abbott

Robin Stewart – Mike Abbott

Anthony Jackson – Trevor Lewis

Patsy Rowlands – Betty Lewis

 

Trivia

  • Robin Askwith narrowly missed out on the role of Mike Abbott. He did, however play the part in the big-screen spin-off.
  • Producer/Director William G. Stewart would marry Sally Geeson when the series ended in 1976 (following the sudden death of Sid James). They eventually divorced in 198

 

Classic Clips

Get Me To the Match on Time

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