George and Mildred
is a British sitcom that aired on ITV
from 1976 to 1979. It was a spin-off from Man About The House
George and Mildred Roper have left their old house after receiving a compulsory purchase order from the Council and move to 46 Peacock Crescent in Hampton Wick. While Mildred enjoys the chance to better herself in her new surroundings, she is always being thwarted—usually by the lazy and generally unemployed George, who has no interest in climbing the social ladder, and continues to show a lack of interest in sexual relations with Mildred.
George and Mildred's yuppie next-door neighbours are Jeffrey Fourmile, a snobbish estate agent, and his wife, Ann. They have a young son called Tristram, who gets on well with Mildred and George, and in series 3, a second child called Tarquin is born. The Conservative-supporting Jeffrey is greatly irritated by socialist George, who frequently annoys him.
Mildred's snobbish sister Ethel and her wealthy husband, Humphrey, occasionally visit, as does Mildred's mother. Mildred often makes subtle and unsubtle digs at Ethel's age, or social status and pretensions, when Ethel visits. George's friend Jerry, a jack-of-all-trades, also visits, much to Mildred's annoyance. Jerry is fond of referring to Mildred as "Mildew
Ranked 55 in Britain's Best Sitcom
. The Ropers
is its Transatlantic Equivalent
, much as Three's Company
is one to Man About the House
George and Mildred contains examples of: