Bless This House

  • U
  • Gerald Thomas (1972)
  • UK
  • 85 min
Bless This House
Film Review
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2 out of 5

In the 1970s, there was a misguided belief among British film-makers that successful sitcoms could be transferred to the big screen. The majority unsurprisingly proved to be huge disappointments, and this was no exception, although it did have one saving grace: the presence of the incomparable Sid James. He is the grouchy father, married to Diana Coupland, who is trying to come to grips with his teenage children and his neighbours (the almost obligatory Terry Scott and June Whitfield). There is no shortage of familiar faces (Bill Maynard, Sally Geeson, Peter Butterworth, Wendy Richard), but there are more laughs in the gloriously naff 1970s fashions than in the script.

Plot Summary

Comedy based on the 1970s TV series, starring Sidney James, Diana Coupland and Sally Geeson. The arrival of pompous new neighbour Ronald Baines spells trouble for Sid Abbot and his long-suffering wife Jean. As if it's not bad enough that Sid's been caught plastering over the hole he's created in their living-room wall, and daughter Sally has drenched Ronald in his own garden, now son Mike has got romantic designs on Ronald's precious daughter.

Cast and crew


Sid Abbot
Sidney James
Jean Abbot
Diana Coupland
Sally Abbot
Sally Geeson
Ronald Baines
Terry Scott
Vera Baines
June Whitfield
Trevor Lewis
Peter Butterworth
Mike Abbot
Robin Askwith
Kate Baines
Carol Hawkins
Annie Hobbs
Janet Brown
George A Cooper (2)
Betty Lewis
Patsy Rowlands
Bill Maynard
Wendy Richard
Marianne Stone
Tom Hobbs
Julian Orchard


Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
G.H.W. Prods Ltd
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U