About the Series

Genre: British Sitcom
Series: 5
Episodes: 38
First Transmission: 1976-1979
Channel: ITV

George and Mildred was written by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

The show was a spin-off from the series Man About the House and depicts the adventures of the constantly bickering couple George and Mildred Roper. George played the lazy good-for-nothing husband, and Mildred played the wife who longed for better things.

George and Mildred was also made into a film. It was dedicated to actress Yootha Joyce who died suddenly in August 1980, just before a sixth series was about to be filmed.

Brian Murphy: George Roper
Yootha Joyce:  Mildred Roper


Best Episode [ S5 Ep4 ]

A Driving ambition – Mildred secretly takes driving lessons as she does not want George to teach her. When he sees Mildred in a car with a man, he comes to the erroneous conclusion that she is having an affair. Mildred is happy to let him believe it as he is paying more attention to her than usual.  George questions the driving instructor and finally discovers the truth.
13 November 1979


Worst Episode [ S3 Ep6 ]

Life with father –  George’s father turns up at George and Mildred’s house and claims that he was thrown out of the old’ folks home. It is revealed that he was thrown out because they would not allow him to keep his ferret there. Fourmile accidentally kills it by running over it, then gives them a live one to replace it.
12 October 1978



Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season One

Moving On (1976) –
George and Mildred are shown around their new house by the snobbish estate agent Jeffrey Fourmile.
The Bad Penny (1976) –
George and Mildred move into their new home.
… And Women Must Weep (1976) –
Mildred gets a job as filing clerk at Jeffrey Fourmile’s estate agents.
Baby Talk (1976) –
Mildred is asked to babysit Tristram.
Your Money or Your Life (1976) –
George and Mildred attend his uncle’s funeral.
Where My Caravan Has Rested (1976) –
George trades for a broken-down caravan which becomes a local eyesore.
The Little Dog Laughed (1976) –
George is unhappy about Truffles ( the dog ) seeming to get better treatment from Mildred than he does.
Best Foot Forward (1976) –
George and Mildred visit the posh local pub The Genevieve.
My Husband Next Door (1976) –
Unfortunately for George, the TV set has finally perished and has to be carted away.
Family Planning (1976) –
Ethel and Humphrey come round to discuss the future of Ethel’s and Mildred’s elderly mother.

Season Two

Jumble Pie (1977) –
Mildred donates George’s gardening magazines to the vicar, but George needs to get them back as most of them are girlie mags.
All Around the Clock (1977) –
The Ropers ‘celebrate’ their twenty-fourth wedding anniversary with an exchange of gifts.
The Travelling Man (1977) –
Mildred takes in a charming lodger – but he is not what he seems.
The Unkindest Cut of All (1977) –
George has forgotten to pay the electricity bill and they are about to be cut off.
The Right Way to Travel (1977) –
Mildred wants a holiday in Majorca but George feels they should stick to familiar Blackpool.
The Dorothy Letters (1977) –
Mildred discovers some letters that George has written to a woman.
No Business Like Show Business (1977) –
Jeffrey is directing the neighbourhood’s Christmas pantomime – ‘Cinderella’

Season Three

Opportunity Knocks (1978) –
George comes up with a pigeon-farming idea.
And So to Bed (1978) –
After twenty-five years the Ropers’ bed finally collapses and it’s time to buy a new one.
I Believe in Yesterday (1978) –
Mildred is thrilled to get a letter from Lee Kennedy, an ex-American airman with whom she has a wartime fling
The Four Letter Word (1978) –
Brother-in-law Humphrey offers George a job at his meat factory.
The Delivery Man (1978) –
Mildred doesn’t like George mending his motorbike in the house, but it does come in useful.
Life with Father (1978) –
George takes his father to live in a retirement home but he gets thrown out after only one day.

Season Four

Just the Job (1978) –
George becomes a traffic warden,
Days of Beer and Rosie (1978) –
A man approaches George with news that he is his long-lost son.
You Must Have Showers (1978) –
George gets his dodgy mate, Jerry, to install the new shower.
All Work and No Pay (1978) –
George resigns his job as traffic warden.
Nappy Days (1978) –
Mildred minds the Fourmile’s baby, Tarquin.
The Mating Game (1978) –
The Ropers get into the dog breeding business.
On the Second Day of Christmas (1978) –
George and Jeffrey become addicted to Tristan’s video game.

Season Five

Finders Keepers? (1979) –
George buys Mildred a fur coat from the Oxfam shop.
In Sickness and in Health (1979) –
Mildred is in hospital with appendicitis, so George goes to the Fourmile’s for dinner.
The Last Straw (1979) –
The Ropers feel shunned by their middle-class neighbours, so George suggests they move back to the street in which he grew up.
A Driving Ambition (1979) –
Mildred secretly takes driving lessons.
A Military Pickle (1979) –
George believes that he is eligible for military service and hides away in the attic.
Fishy Business (1979) –
Mildred accidentally kills Moby, George’s goldfish.
I Gotta Horse (1979) –
Mildred’s sister, Ethel, tries to buy Mildred’s vase which she believes is worth a lot of money.
The Twenty Six Year Itch (1979) –
A jealous George chats up a barmaid, Beryl, and takes her home while Mildred is out.