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Bless This House (1972)

1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then ... See full summary »

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1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then the rude and arrogant Ronald Baines and his family move in next door. Garden-fence hostilities soon commence. Written by Simon Shearn <simon@frieth.demon.co.uk>

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8 September 1972 (UK)  »

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Schütze dieses Haus  »

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June Whitfield and Robin Askwith appeared in the TV series as different characters. Georgina Moon and Marianne Stone also guested. See more »

Goofs

When fixing the wall, the wallpaper falls on Sally's hair causing her hair to become visibly wet. She is told to go out and check on where the new neighbors are, but when she comes running back in, her hair is dry and styled as it was before it became wet. See more »

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Mike: It's slavery being a cook. Slavery.
Sid: It'll do you good. When I was your age, we worked...
MikeJean Abbot: We worked from 6 in the morning till 10 at night!
Sid: Very comical!
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Fresh from the golden age of British Sitcoms
24 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

The British TV Sitcoms of the seventies almost all had one thing in common: an inability to forecast changes in fashion and youth culture, and an instantly dated quality that created instant classics. Advice to all non-British surfers - catch this movie, it will give a better insight into life in the UK in the seventies than any more reputable source. Along with On The Buses, Porrige, and others, this movie stands out for great performances by Sid James (catch any Carry On.... movie he's in) , Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson and Robin Askwith as the disfunctional family that started it all!


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