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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
Robin Stewart ...  Mike Abbott 65 episodes, 1971-1976
Sally Geeson Sally Geeson ...  Sally Abbott 65 episodes, 1971-1976
Anthony Jackson Anthony Jackson ...  Trevor Lewis 44 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Abbott e famiglia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 April 2019 (2019) See more »

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A fun and relaxing little comedy series
12 April 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee 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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