You’re Only Young Twice, 1977

No it’s not a James Bond film but nursing Home capers with From the golden age of comedy (1970’s) where all subjects were up for discussion comes You’re Only Young Twice.  Running for four series totalling 31 episodes.  There’s an all star cast doing battle in the Paradise Lodge Retirement Home.

This highly popular Yorkshire Television sitcom starred much-loved TV battleaxe Peggy Mount on robust form as Flora Petty, the scourge of Paradise Lodge a superior residence for retired gentlefolk.  This was the first sitcom to tackle the issue of Retirement Homes, the idea would crop up again in the 1990’s hit Waiting For God


Flora Petty is the scourge of Paradise Lodge – a superior residence for retired gentlefolk.

The comedy revolves around Flora’s campaign of insubordination against proprietress Miss Milton and her staff.  Flora is ably assisted by her dim-witted sidekick, Cissie, whilst fellow residents Dolly and Mildred, always ready to lend their weight to Flora’s campaigns.

Woe betide anyone who tries to take on the fearless Flora: she’s old enough to know better… but wise enough not to care!







Peggy Mount
Pat Coombs
Lally Bowers
Peggy Ledger
Diana King
Charmian May
Georgina Moon
Johny Wade


Channel: ITV
Created And Written By: Pam Valentine and Michael Ashton
Produced By: Graeme Muir for Yorkshire Television
Original Run:   6th September 1977 – 18th August 1981

Where To Watch

All four series have been released on DVD

The series has been screened on ITV 3, Check Listings For Times, Or type it into on demand to check on your TV provider’s browser.

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2 Responses

  1. Maria

    1981 isn’t in the 1970s! And all subjects up for discussion? ’70s comedy was not that daring!

  2. admin

    It started in the 70’s so it absolutely IS the 70’s. The fact it ran into the 80’s does not exclude it from the 70’s. Are you having an angry and padentic day?


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