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Bless This House 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sidney James ...  Sid Abbott / ... 65 episodes, 1971-1976
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ...  Jean Abbott 65 episodes, 1971-1976
Sally Geeson Sally Geeson ...  Sally Abbott 65 episodes, 1971-1976
Robin Stewart Robin Stewart ...  Mike Abbott 65 episodes, 1971-1976
Anthony Jackson Anthony Jackson ...  Trevor Lewis 42 episodes, 1971-1976
Patsy Rowlands ...  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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UK

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English

Release Date:

2 February 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Abbott e famiglia See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Featured in The Many Faces of...: Sid James (2013) See more »

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Quite amusing but worth seeing for Sid James.
3 September 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

"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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