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 (...
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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
Despite being set in Putney, South West London, the exteriors of the Abbot's house were actually filmed in Howard Road, New Malden, Surrey, which is about six and a half miles from Putney. The multi storey car park next to New Malden railway station is also clearly visible in the background during the opening credits. The interior scenes were filmed in front of a live audience at Thames Television studios in Teddington, Middlesex, which was just over four miles away from New Malden. See more »
Any minute now, Sid will be coming round, begging for his cocoa.
Any minute now, Trevor will be round begging for his - and it won't be cocoa!
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"Bless This House" was never going to be the sort of sitcom where there would be any depth to the writing or any attention to characterization. It is Sid James who makes this comedy worth seeing as he does his usual. He plays a rather harassed husband and father to a wife and two children who usually know how to worm their way into his good books. The result being that Sid is financially worse off! In most episodes, he is being nagged about this, that and other and after having a hard day at work. The series lasted from 1971 until 1976. The best episodes are from '71 up to '73. There wasn't much location shooting and the sets were fairly basic.
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