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Episodes 38

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Moving On

1x1
September 6, 1976

George and Mildred go house hunting and find their dream house in an up market part of town but their neighbours (the Fourmiles) do not want them to move in. Jeffery Fourmile pretends that the house has been sold until the Ropers find out the truth.

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The Bad Penny

1x2
September 13, 1976

The Ropers finally move into their new house and to help things along Ann Fourmile invites them in for afternoon tea. When they get back home they find themselves locked out and the bath water running away.

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September 20, 1976

George is talked into getting a job, however...Mildred winds up getting that same job instead.

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Baby Talk

1x4
September 27, 1976

After babysitting for the Fourmiles, Mildred begins to feel maternal-like. She tries to convince George to adopt a baby but instead they settle for a puppy.

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October 4, 1976

Mildred discovers that George has no insurance when a relative dies and the funeral costs are overwhelming. Jeffrey decides to cover the costs but then George changes his mind...

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October 11, 1976

George finally sells his old car and buys a trashy old caravan. He dumps it on the front lawn and when Mildred's pesky sister and brother-in-law visit, they stay in the Roper's room so a stubborn George stakes out in the caravan. That is, until it is towed away.

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October 18, 1976

George tries to cover up the fact that he lost Mildred's puppy by replacing it with a look alike but all goes awry when the police bring home the original dog.

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October 25, 1976

George threatens to sue when Jeffrey accidentally causes him to fall by moving the ladder as George attempts to fix the TV aerial.

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November 1, 1976

While the Fourmiles are away, George and Mildred decide to get their house decorated by professionals...but the interior designers accidentally redecorate the Fourmiles house...so George and Mildred must fix it before the Fourmiles return.

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Family Planning

1x10
November 8, 1976

Mildred's mother visits, but the family decide she is too old to look after herself and decide to place her in a home, however, George unexpectedly takes Mildred's mothers side and asks her to stay with them.

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Jumble Pie

2x1
November 14, 1977

Mildred inadvertedly contributes George's stash of gardening books to a church when asked...but learns that they were actually old pornos and most recollect the books before the vicar finds out...

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November 21, 1977

George buys Mildred a carriage clock for her birthday but later learns the Fourmiles' had been robbed and the clock might have once belonged to them.

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November 28, 1977

When Mildred rents out the backroom to a travelling salesman, George begins to believe the two are having an affair!

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December 5, 1977

Mildred's sister Ethel and her husband Humphrey are coming round for a meal but George has forgotten to pay the electricity bill

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December 12, 1977

Mildred has George join the local Tory party so they can qualify for a cheap [vacation] holiday. When they're accepted, they learn that the holiday is all sold out...so they try Blackpool instead. However, the Labour Party is holding a conference there, so all the hotels are full!

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December 19, 1977

Mildred discovers old love letters in George's handwriting that have never been mailed. When she confronts him about it, she learns he was only writing to some Hollywood star.

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December 26, 1977

The Fourmile's host a Christms Pantomime but are short an 'ugly sister', so Mildred is asked to stand in. However, she loses her voice and George takes her place.

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September 7, 1978

Jerry manages to trick George into trying to sell the house behind Mildred's back.

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And So to Bed

3x2
September 14, 1978

The Roper's bed finally collapses after 25 years, so Mildred decides to buy a new one...but George thinks that the nearest bookmaker is the best chance of getting the money.

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September 21, 1978

Mildred is thrilled to get a letter from Lee Kennedy,an ex-American airman with whom she has a wartime fling who is visiting England and wants to see her again. A jealous George rings up his old flame Gloria and arranges to meet up for a drink with her- though neither reunion turns out to be as the Ropers had hoped.

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September 28, 1978

George is forced to look for a job

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October 5, 1978

Ann finally gives birth, so George and Mildred help her out.

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October 12, 1978

George's father is kicked out of his retirement home and asks to live with the Roper's.

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Just the Job

4x1
November 16, 1978

George manages to get a job as a traffic warden.

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November 23, 1978

Whilst drinking in the pub, George runs into a man who claims to be his long lost son.

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November 30, 1978

Mildred decides to have a new shower installed in the bathroom. After seceral quotes, Jerry gets the job but connects the wrong pipe and winds up stealing the Fourmile's water.

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December 7, 1978

George quits his job but cannot bring himself to inform Mildred.

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Nappy Days

4x5
December 14, 1978

Mildred is out at a pottery class, leaving George stuck with the Fourmile's baby. But while sitting for him, George gets a call to join the pubs dart team.

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The Mating Game

4x6
December 21, 1978

Mildred wants the dog to have puppies but George sees it as an oppurtunity to get some extra cash.

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December 27, 1978

The Roper's are having another boring Christmas, so the Fourmile's invite them over for a drink. George then challenges Tristram to a game of computer tennis and wins. Afterwards, George gives Jeffrey a game but winds up losing sixteen times...and owing a hefty debt.

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October 24, 1979

It's the Roper's wedding anniversary and George has bought her an expensive looking coat When she asks him where the money came from she discovers that he has found somebody's credit card

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October 30, 1979

Mildred is out at the hospital, so a lonely George has Jerry move in with him.

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The Last Straw

5x3
November 6, 1979

Mildred is unhappy at her lack of social success, so she thinks about moving to Australia.

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November 13, 1979

Mildred is taking driving lessons from an elderly neighbour but wants to keep it secret from George so she says she is going to Keep Fit class. When Ann accidentally lets slip that the Keep Fit class has finished George suspects Mildred of having an affair and, taking advice from Jeffrey, attempts to be more romantic with her. A misunderstanding arises when the supposed lover comes to the Ropers' house but all is resolved as Mildred passes her test. Jeffrey has to stand in for a poorly Tristram on his paper round.

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November 27, 1979

George becomes wanted by the government when his double deserts the army.

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Fishy Business

5x6
December 4, 1979

George lets the goldfish swin in the sink...leading to it's fate.

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I Gotta Horse

5x7
December 18, 1979

Mildred notices a photo of an expensive antique in a magazine. Coincidentally, it looks just like one she has hidden away upstairs.

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December 25, 1979

Mildred decides she wants to go to the Torie's Christmas dance but George has other plans.

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October 3, 2001

This is a short documentary about comedy actress Yootha Joyce, looking at her background, personal life and work and career.

Yootha was best known for playing Mildred Roper the TV shows "Man About The House" and it's spin-off "George and Mildred".

Contains archive footage clips of her best performances and interviews with family, friends and co-stars such as Brian Murphy and Sally Thomsett.

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