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Bless This House

Chuckling, pipe-smoking, bird-fancying Sid James was at the height of his powers in this series, produced and directed by William G. Stewart, devised by Vince Powell and Harry Driver. All the classic situations are to be found in this domestic, generation-gap comedy. Diana Coupland is an excellent foil for James, and the supporting cast is great too. The series ran for six series until 1976, when James passed away. The warm and welcoming theme tune was composed by Geoff Love. In common with many sitcoms at this time, Bless This House spawned a spin-off movie in 1972, as well as a cartoon in Look-In magazine. TV ARK has the original title sequence; the first series of seven episodes should have been recorded in colour, but because of a "colour strike" by technicians, they were rendered in monochrome… This is episode 8 from Series 1