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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sid Abbot
Diana Coupland ... Jean Abbot
Sally Geeson ... Sally Abbot
Peter Butterworth ... Trevor Lewis
... Ronald Baines
... Vera Baines
... Mike Abbot
Carol Hawkins ... Kate Baines
... Betty Lewis
... Mr Wilson
... Oldham
... Muriel
Janet Brown ... Annie Hobbs
... Tom Hobbs
Tommy Godfrey ... Alf Murray
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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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8 September 1972 (UK)  »

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Schütze dieses Haus  »

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

Goofs

Sid hands Trevor a shovel to help him mix concrete for his shed. A cutaway shot of the mixing shows Sid's legs and his arms holding the shovel and mixing the concrete. See more »

Quotes

Mike: [pointing to the car] Bought it.
Sid: I thought I had, too!
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Spun-off from Bless This House (1971) See more »

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Oh Dear
25 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I can't remember much about the original TV sitcom of BLESS THIS HOUSE except that it starred Sid James as a naughty man called Sid ( With the exception of Hammer's QUATERMASS 2 has there ever been anything James has appeared in where he doesn't play a character called Sid ? ) who's a very similar character he plays in all the CARRY ON movies and that the series was very popular at the time since it was broadcast after CORONATION STREET

This is a film version of the sit com and it's amazing how many successful ITV Brit coms were produced for cinema release : MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE , ON THE BUSES , LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR etc . Remembering very little about the show I don't know how it compares

Sid Abbot's son is getting married to Kate Baines the girl next door who's father works for the customs and excise , rather inconvient since Sid is brewing brandy in his garden shed .

The problem with the movie is the amount of farce and slapstick that comes into being with people having to hide under tables and getting involved in egg fights . It's all rather unsophisticated stuff and would probably have been quite dated by the time of its initial release . The early 70s fashion doesn't help either


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