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 Mildred (38 episodes, 1976-1979)
Brian Murphy ...
 George (38 episodes, 1976-1979)
Norman Eshley ...
 Jeffrey Fourmile (38 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sheila Fearn ...
 Ann Fourmile (38 episodes, 1976-1979)
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 Tristram (38 episodes, 1976-1979)
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George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. Mildred talks George into buying a nice middle-class house in suburbia, and they move next door to Jeffrey and Ann Fourmile. Unfortunately, Mildred's dream of upward mobility seems doomed to failure, as George relentlessly embarrasses her in every way possible. Poor Mildred not only has to cope with George's gormless behavior, she has to try and deal with the the snobbish Jeffrey as well as her rich-bitch sister Ethel and mad old mum. Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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6 September 1976 (UK)  »

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Norman Eshley was cast as Geoffrey Fourmile having previously appeared in an episode in the progenitor series Man About the House (1973) as Robin's brother Norman. See more »

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A Classic British Comedy
4 June 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Surely the best ever British comedy series. I know that people talk about Only Fools and Horses being the best, but for me, this is it. In case anybody doesn't know what it is about, it is basically about a middle-aged married couple who, after having their London home compulsory purchased by the Council, move to Hampton Wick into a posh neighbourhood. The series is basically about Mildred, the sex-starved wife, trying to better herself and George, her work-shy husband, who seems to delight in upsetting their neighbours. Only 5 series were made, due to the death of Yootha Joyce, but I would recommend this to anybody who appreciates genuine British comedy.


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