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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 »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Dave Freeman (screenplay based on the Thames Television Series)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Sid Abbot
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ... Jean Abbot
Sally Geeson Sally Geeson ... Sally Abbot
Peter Butterworth Peter Butterworth ... Trevor Lewis
Terry Scott ... Ronald Baines
June Whitfield ... Vera Baines
Robin Askwith ... Mike Abbot
Carol Hawkins Carol Hawkins ... Kate Baines
Patsy Rowlands ... Betty Lewis
George A. Cooper ... Mr Wilson
Bill Maynard ... Oldham
Marianne Stone ... Muriel
Janet Brown Janet Brown ... Annie Hobbs
Julian Orchard ... Tom Hobbs
Tommy Godfrey Tommy Godfrey ... Alf Murray
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Storyline

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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The Greatest Family Comedy Team Now on the Big Screen!

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Schütze dieses Haus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the scene where Mike is reversing his car out of the way of the furniture van, Ron Baines is heard to say, "It might help if you steered straight," but his mouth isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Baines: [watching Sid fill the petrol tank on the lawnmower with a chamber pot] Such confidence!
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Connections

Spun-off from Bless This House (1971) See more »

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Fresh from the golden age of British Sitcoms
24 March 1999 | by drummieSee 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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