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 (... See full summary »
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Sidney James ...
 Sid Abbott / ... (65 episodes, 1971-1976)
Diana Coupland ...
 Jean Abbott (65 episodes, 1971-1976)
Sally Geeson ...
 Sally Abbott (65 episodes, 1971-1976)
Robin Stewart ...
 Mike Abbott (65 episodes, 1971-1976)
Anthony Jackson ...
 Trevor Lewis (42 episodes, 1971-1976)
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 Betty Lewis (21 episodes, 1971-1976)
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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). Written by brandon downs

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Mr. Abbott e famiglia  »

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Robin Askwith narrowly missed out on the role of Mike Abbott. He did, however play the part in the big-screen spin-off. See more »

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Jean Abbott: Any minute now, Sid will be coming round, begging for his cocoa.
Betty Lewis: Any minute now, Trevor will be round begging for his - and it won't be cocoa!
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A fun and relaxing little comedy series
12 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really like Bless This House, it isn't my favourite show ever, but it is fun and relaxing. The look of the series may be a little dated by today's standards, but I do like the scenery especially and the camera work was nice. The writing is constantly witty and funny, and the casting is very well done indeed. Comedy legend Sidney James is pretty much incomparable as Sid, a grouchy father figure who tries to assert his domination over his family, and Diana Coupland is great value as his wife Jean who serves as a sort of foil to his plans. Anthony Jackson, Sally Geeson, Patsy Rowlands and Robin Stewart are appealing in the supporting roles. The theme tune is catchy and definitely memorable, I love a good theme tune and this one was a good one, no more than good, it was great! The situations that Sid gets himself into makes for compulsive viewing, they range from funny to hilarious. I do agree that Series 6 isn't as strong as the other seasons, but overall I enjoy Bless This House. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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