brian murphy and yootha joyce star in george and mildred

George And Mildred, Christmas 1977

George And Mildred, There’s No Business Like Show Business, 1977

A festive themed episode from George and Mildred.  There’s No Business Like Show Business was the final episode of the show’s second series and broadcast on Boxing Day 1977.


Jeffrey Fourmile is producing and directing the Hampton Wick Players’ annual Christmas Pantomime.

When the production finds itself short of a second ugly sister Mildred, who has been eager to take part in the play, is offered the role. She accepts, despite being cast in a role that is usually played by men.

Ethel and Humphrey arrive for the evening of the performance, but by then, Mildred has fallen ill and lost her voice, leaving George to take her place. However, the taxi taking him there crashes into Ethel and Humphrey’s car, so Fourmile plays the role instead.




George Roper – Brian Murphy
Mildred Roper – Yootha Joyce
Jeffrey Fourmile – Norman Ashley
Ann Fourmile – Sheila Fearn
Tristram Fourmile – Nicholas Bond-Owen


Channel: ITV
Written By: Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer
Original Transmission Date: 26th December 1977

Where To Watch

Selected episodes of George and Mildred can be found on You Tube.  There is also a DVD collection (probably very rare as Network On Air are no longer in business), Brit Box UK and ITVX stream the complete collection.