George and Mildred Classic TV Show
A classic seventies comedy about George and Mildred Roper's exploits in surburbia. Mildred longs to climb up the social ladder while lay-about-George is happy to be working class, but without the work.
George and Mildred Fan Tributes35 Sarah Louise Roscoe from Yorkshire, England : i am only 20 yrs old but i absolutely love, love, love watching Man about the house and George and Mildred they are both great sitcoms ever and they can never be replaced. Yootha Joyce is absolutely my favourite actress in the whole wide world, i discovered Yootha in 2010 with the repeats on itv3 because my mum told me to leave it on so i did and now i am a really, really massive, massive fan of Yootha Joyce, George and Mildred and Man about the house and i just absolutely LOVE them all. Yootha Joyce is an absolutely lovely lady and a wonderful actress and i wish i could have met her she is one of the greatest comediennes and she is my absolute role model and i am never ever going to forget her because she is too special to me and nobody can never ever replace her as the wonderful actress she was, and nobody can replace Yootha and Brian as the absolutely wonderful George and Mildred.
34 Jonathan Coombe from Worcestershire, England: I remember going to see the stage version of this at Scarborough in 1979. The comic timing was sublime, and it made you realise what fabulous actors they both were. Brian Murphy especially, was incredibly agile, seeing some of the awkward physical positions he had to get into (!)
33 sharon chiverton from spalding,lincs: george and mildred were great, i think it should be put on the bbc or itv, as it is a good funny family show.
32 Laura from Australia: I am 9 years old and discovered Geroge and Mildred about a month ago. Every night I stay up with my family and watch comedy classics.
31 Helga from Holland: George and Mildred is my favourite series. I discovered it again a couple of years ago, as a child I did not like it so much. Because there has been a rerun on the dutch tv I have all the episodes on tape. My favorites: George taking a bath in the living room just when Mildred is arriving with her friends from the keep fit class.
Jerry and has girlfriends staying over when Mildred is in the hospital.
30 Reg Winter from New Zealand: My wife & I loved every episode of George & mildred. We miss the program so much.
We were particularly sad to hear of Yootha Joyce's death.
I doubt if another program will ever take George & Mildreds place.
29 meryl heasman from sheerness, kent: Brilliantly funny, timeless comedy, wonderful actors, that`s what I love about this comedy show. from Meryl Heasman
28 Anna from Wangani NZ: George and Mildred is a Great Classic tv show, much better than some of the new tv programmes that are on tv now. Unfortunately for George and Mildred Fans, UKTV are taking it off tv for some reason. I think they need their eyes tested cause they are scrapping a great classic tv show.
27 PAUL BUXTON from DERBY: I think George& Mildred
is a classic of absolute
brilliance, Yootha & Brian
were a brilliant double act,
in my opinion only bettered
by Laurel & Hardy.
To show how good they were
they had there audiance in
fits of laughter.
Not like todays comedy shows
which need piped laughter.
Bless You both wish we could
of seen more of you together.
I wonder If Yootha as teamed
up with Laurel & Hardy.
26 jacqui c-w from bournemouth: Most tv spin offs usualy fall flat but not this one. Brian and Yootha played off each other so well. I had the pleasure of watching George & Mildred on stage and it was a wonder they ever finished the show as they couldn deliver their lines for laughing so much! BRILLIANT!
25 Fran from London: I fondly remember many of the 70's comedies and this one is amongst my favourites. Very funny comedy and Yootha is much missed. It is nice to see Brian pop up in Last of the Summer Wine too.
24 Harry marway from goodmayes ilford: hi the george and mildred were the iconic images of the 70's. very funny and definitely a opposites attract couple but a good half an hour of comedy. bye for now.
23 Rob Fitzgerald from Wirral: In the age of the sitcom, George & Mildred proved to be the most popular, simply because it was well written and, more importantly, superbly acted. Whilst Yootha Joyce's death at the height of her fame was untimely (is death ever timely), her passing was not in vain as we are left to savour a programme that never diminished in quality. Five broadcast the panto episode over Xmas and it was certainly the highlight of my Xmas viewing. But my fave episode has to be the one where George was babysitting Tarquin and got the call up from the local pub darts team. Ok, it was predictable that the worst player (i.e. George) would win the match and then get an earbashing from Mildred for taking baby Tarq to a darts match but I felt for George, a man who has had more than his fair share of disappointments, in his hour of triumph. That's how good G & M was then, and would be now. As Five has links with Fremantle Media, then I see no harm in repeating this series again as it could attract a new generation of fans. After all, the Beeb do it with the likes of Only Fools, The Good Life and others...
22 Pam from Esher: I l have watched all the George and Mildred series over and over again, word for word, but never get bored, it's the funniest comedy series on the box ever.
21 Andy Brett from Cambridge, England: I didn't like Man About The House, but I loved George & Mildred! George was revolting, wasn't he, and when the 60s lava lamp came back into fashion c. 1976, many were horrified. Of course, Mildred had to have one, and took great delight from sitting her rich brother-in-law, Humphrey, next to it.
The Fourmiles were great. Here we got into a very English comedy of manners, with stuck-up Jeffrey versus dirty-vested George, but Tristram, the slightly oddball youngster, provided a very original twist. Anne was also great - a voice of commonsense and great charm.
So sad that the series was cut short by Yootha Joyce's death in 1980. Great that the show continues to be aired though.
20 jamie from southampton: I was only a small boy when these shows were first aired but I remember them as being funny, now with sky tv I can watch the reruns as much as I like and I find them even funnier, a true classic.
19 John Hadall from Northumberland: Absolute classic 70s' sit-com ! The verbal sparring between Jeffery Fourmile ("as in boatrace" - nice one George) and George is brilliant as is the sometimes subtle and other times not so subtle references by Mildred to Georges sexual shortcomings ! Favourite moment? Too many to mention but the look on Georges face when he's told that The Residents Assocation have just 'passed a motion' on his caravan is utterly brilliant - he should have 'milked' that a bit more though.
18 richard mohamed from sheffield: I used to like the oneswhen Jerry came to help him out. If I recall the one when he comes with the young girl posing as his niece while Mildred was away. That was a scream.
17 Matthew from Somerset: Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy are brilliant.
16 Michael Quinlyn-Nixon from England: George and Mildred is one of my very favourite sitcoms. The wonderful pairing of Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy is still a winning combination, which remains as popular now as it was twenty years ago. Great fun!
15 Anji from England: I love man about the house, george and mildred and robins nest!!! I watch them all the time. They are three great sitcoms!!!
14 BENJAY X MURPHY from SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX: BONJOUR! I AM BRIAN MURPHY'S SECOND COUSIN AND I HAVE MET DA GEEZER SEVERAL TIMES! HE IS AN ALRITE BLOKE. GOOD ACTOR! HE SHOULD BE IN A BIG FILM.
13 Gioacchino Rutigliano from Turin - Italy: Mildred is unforgettable, absolutely CAMP.
12 jackie scamm from scotland: I loved watching george and mildred since I saw them on Man About The House. The way Yootha Joyce played Mildred was brillant.
11 Richard Mabey from Wales: As I said its great to see this wonderful comedy back. Sad though to see Yootha looking ill in this last series. Anyone know if the film was made after the last episode, or before. Thanks.
10 Richard Mabey from Wales: They're the best sitcom couple ever. Thanks for showing the best sitcom ever, along with Man About The House. My favourite ep is Driving Ambition, just brilliant!
9 Mike from Leicestershire: What can I say, other than I love them all. I always feel so sorry for Mildred and what she has to put up with!
If I really had to choose a favourite episode, I would go for the time when George lost Mildred's treasured dog whilst in the pub - the dog was tied up outside. In his panic, George went to the petshop to buy a replica dog, only to be told by Mildred that it was the opposite sex to when he took it out. It was hilarious. This episode also featured Bella Emberg (remember her from the Benny Hill show?) and must rank as one of the best. The Fourmiles add to the humour as they and the Rogers are like chalk and cheese!
8 Elena from Bilbao - Spain: I was just a kid of 3 or 4 (now 25) but I still can remember this amazingly funny couple. I sadly cannot remember many things but I keep one scene in my mind when George must sleep inside the bath, do you remember it guys? *:-D
Lets tell our next generation about them, they deserve it!
7 eric ranzoni from italy: I am 33 years old I always quote "George and Mildred" as my all-time favourite tv movies. They had been broadcast in Italy in the end of the 70`s, and despite being very "english", it was a big success. I also remember the very sad moment when I kew about the death of Mildred, altough I was just a kid!
6 Ronald Jager from Holland: My favorite moment is wen George is having a jobinterview as a trafficwarden, and he is to late. Then he said: "The reason why I'm late is that I hat a hell of a problem parking, those traffic wardens, there like little Hitlers."
5 James Lanen from New Zealand: Yootha Joyce is a great actor. I remember watching her in Man about the house when I was younger. It is sad to see that she is no longer with us. George and Mildred was also a good show.
Man about the house was the best show she ever did.
James Lanen (NZ)
4 james hood from bognor regis: its great to see G&M on again i can watch it over and over again and never get bored
3 David from Ireland: It's nice to see an old fashion comedy such as George and Mildred back on telly. I can recall it from my childhood. It's good to see Brian murphy on the telly again in Last of the summer wine.
2 Chris Cavanagh from Dagenham: They don't make 'em like this anymore. Thames brought together two bit part actors to play the landlords in another comedy, Man About The House. It was obvious, from the start, that whoever paired Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy together had pulled a master stroke.
The chemistry between them can be alikened to that of Morecambe and Wise and Laurel and Hardy.
It's a shame that Murphy was unable to find success after Joyce's passing.
1 Patricia Dempsey from Southampton: They just don't make comedies like this anymore. Or have such perfect partnerships as Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy. It will always be special to me because I became a fan of Yootha when I discovered the last series in 1979. She is still greatly missed by all her fans, including those who discovered her through your showings.
George and Mildred
Brian Murphy as George Roper
Yootha Joyce as Mildred Roper
Norman Eshley as Jeffrey Fourmile
Sheila Fearn as Ann Fourmile
Nicholas Bond-Owen as Tristram Fourmile
Avril Elgar as Ethel
Reginald Marsh as Humphrey
Roy Kinnear as Jerry
Gretchen Franklin as Mother
Michael Ripper, Gretchen Franklin, Michael Robbins and Jeremy Bullock.
Series director Peter Frazer Jones has been nominated twice for a BAFTA awrad for After Henry.
1927-08-20: Yootha Joyce (Mildred) was born in Wandsworth, London.
1933-09-25: Brian Murphy (George) was born on the Isle of Wight.
1980-08-24: Yootha Joyce (Mildred) sadly passed away from hepatitis.
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