Bless This House

Bless This House

1971 - 1976, Comedy
Sid and Jean Abbot battle to comprehend the permissive ways of their teenage children.

Episode Guide

  • Bless This House - Some Enchanted Evening (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Some Enchanted Evening

    When Sid discovers why Jean is sulking and Sally and Mike won't talk to him, he goes to the pub with Trevor and together they come up with an idea.

  • Bless This House - A Matter of Principle (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    A Matter of Principle

    Sid discovers where the money for his birthday party came from.

  • Bless This House - The Phantom Pools Winner (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    The Phantom Pools Winner

    Sid is very excited when he closes a deal on a large export order for his firm.

  • Bless This House - Well, Well, Well (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Well, Well, Well

    Sid is very surprised to find there is a well under his house.

  • Bless This House - Friends and Neighbours (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Friends and Neighbours

    Jean is worried about strange noises coming from next door.

  • Bless This House - Skin Deep (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Skin Deep

    Sid tells Jean he has a temporary promotion at work; but soon Jean is beginning to doubt what he told her.

  • Bless This House - Men of Consequence (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Men of Consequence

    Sid lies awake night after night worrying about the countries troubles.

  • Bless This House - Something of Value (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Something of Value

    Sid's Uncle Perry dies and leaves him the contents of two large packing cases and a small brown parcel.

  • Bless This House - Remember Me? (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Remember Me?

    Jean, Sally and Mike are anxious to share in Sid's bonus and commission.

  • Bless This House - The Naked Paperhange (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Naked Paperhange

    When Mike moves on his own, Jean decides his room needs redecorating.

  • Bless This House - Fish With Everything (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Fish With Everything

    Sid is taken to the doctors.

  • Bless This House - Beautiful Dreamer (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Beautiful Dreamer

    Sid has another restless night after Jean and Sally analyse his dreams.

  • Bless This House - The Frozen Limit (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Frozen Limit

    Sid has more than a few problems when Jean convinces him to buy a deep freezer.

  • Bless This House - And Afterwards At ... (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    And Afterwards At ...

    A family wedding forces Sid to spend a day with Jean's cousin Peggy.

  • Bless This House - Mr. Chairman (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Mr. Chairman

    Sid leads a revolt against the Chairman.

  • Bless This House - Freedom Is (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Freedom Is

    Sally and Mike bring home a lady, much to Sid's disgust.

  • Bless This House - Happy Birthday Sid (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Happy Birthday Sid

    Sid receives a birthday present from the family, but he doesn't want it.

  • Bless This House - The Policeman, the Paint and the Pirates (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    The Policeman, the Paint and the Pirates

    Sid dodges a stage performance, only to end up sorting out props and scenery.

  • Bless This House - You're Never Too Old to Be Young (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    You're Never Too Old to Be Young

    Jean announces to Sid the romance has gone out of their marriage and she wants to take a lover.

  • Bless This House - Home Tweet Home (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Home Tweet Home

    Mike and Sally's plans for a holiday might have gone smoothly if Sid did not get involved with the financial side.

  • Bless This House - The Biggest Woodworm in the World (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    The Biggest Woodworm in the World

    Sid allows Mike's girlfriend to stay for a few days, but things change when he finds out what sort of dancer she is.

  • Bless This House - The Gipsy's Warning (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Gipsy's Warning

    Sid wants nothing to do with Jean's horoscopes.

  • Bless This House - They Don't Write Songs Like That Anymore (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    They Don't Write Songs Like That Anymore

    Sid attempts to get into the pop scene.

  • Bless This House - The First 25 Years Are the Worst (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The First 25 Years Are the Worst

    There is a party that Sid has not remembered. It is his Silver Wedding Anniversary.

  • Bless This House - The Bells Are Ringing (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Bells Are Ringing

    Sid is pleased that Mike is marrying into a wealthy family.

  • Bless This House - A Beef in His Bonnet (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    A Beef in His Bonnet

    When Mike and Sally bring home something that has fallen off the back of a lorry, Sid warns them about mixing with villains like Fingers Taplock.

  • Bless This House - Who's Minding the Baby? (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Who's Minding the Baby?

    Betty asks a favour, Sid is not too keen buy Jean insists that they are friends and encourages her.

  • Bless This House - And They Will Come Home (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    And They Will Come Home

    Trouble starts when Sally and Mike go into business buying and selling old junk.

  • Bless This House - Money Is the Root Of ... (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Money Is the Root Of ...

    Sid is remembered in an old friend's will.

  • Bless This House - A Girl's Worst Friend Is Her Father (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    A Girl's Worst Friend Is Her Father

    Sally considers a job away from home.

  • Bless This House - I'm Not Jealous, I'll Kill Him (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    I'm Not Jealous, I'll Kill Him

    When an old flame kindles warmth in Jean's heart, Sid begins to burn.

  • Bless This House - Entente Not So Cordiale (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Entente Not So Cordiale

    Most British soldiers left their hearts in wartime Paris, but Sid left only his army paybook.

  • Bless This House - Atishoo! Atishoo! We All Fall Down (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Atishoo! Atishoo! We All Fall Down

    Jean, Mike and Sally all come down with the flu, but Sid can still cope.

  • Bless This House - Will the Real Sid Abbott Please Sit Down (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Will the Real Sid Abbott Please Sit Down

    When Jean finds out that sexy Sandra is what makes a shriveled old prune turn into Putney's oldest teeny bopper, she decides that it's time to go home to mother.

  • Bless This House - Watch the Birdie (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Watch the Birdie

    When Mike has a brilliant idea it usually costs Sid money; when it only involves a gritty old garage, Sid can be persuaded.

  • Bless This House - The Loneliness of the Short-Distance Walker (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Loneliness of the Short-Distance Walker

    When Sid sees what walking has done for Leslie, he and Trevor decide they will go along, too.

  • Bless This House - One Good Turn Deserves a Bother (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    One Good Turn Deserves a Bother

    When Sid's boss goes on holiday, Sid takes it upon himself to guard the `goodies'.

  • Bless This House - Blood Is Thicker Than Water (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Blood Is Thicker Than Water

    The Abbotts try to rid themselves of Sid's cousin Tony.

  • Bless This House - To Tell or Not to Tell (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    To Tell or Not to Tell

    Sid and Jean happen to notice something strange going on next door.

  • Bless This House - Tea for Two and Four for Tea (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Tea for Two and Four for Tea

    When Mike goes off his food and takes to wearing a collar and tie, Sid and Jean decide to invite the girl involved home to tea.

  • Bless This House - It Comes to Us All in the End (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    It Comes to Us All in the End

    The family has to cope with a death.

  • Bless This House - A Touch of the Unknown (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    A Touch of the Unknown

    Sid's problems start when Betty brings something into the house; Mike also brings something into the house and things get worse when Sid thinks that Mike's something has been brought in by Betty's something.

  • Bless This House - A Rolls by Any Other Name (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    A Rolls by Any Other Name

    Sid makes preparations for a visit from his boss.

  • Bless This House - People in Glass Houses (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    People in Glass Houses

    Sid agrees to buy Mike what he wants for his birthday, only to receive a surprise himself.

  • Bless This House - Never Again on Sunday (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Never Again on Sunday

    Bored housewife Jean is overcome when set in his ways hubby Sid agrees to go on a picnic, but their plans for the day end in disaster.

  • Bless This House - Wives and Lovers (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Wives and Lovers

    Sid's bad time keeping prompts Jean to check his movements, only to discover that her husband has a date the following evening.

  • Bless This House - Get Me to the Match on Time (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Get Me to the Match on Time

    Sid's plans for Saturday afternoon don't include Jean's sister.

  • Bless This House - Strangers in the Night (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Strangers in the Night

    Sid and Jean talk about the war.

  • Bless This House - Parents Should Be Seen and Not Heard (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Parents Should Be Seen and Not Heard

    Sid gets home from a hard day's work to be greeted with a revelation from Sally.

  • Bless This House - Another Lost Weekend (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Another Lost Weekend

    Sid plans a fishing weekend without realizing that Jean's father is coming to stay.

  • Bless This House - It's All in the Mind (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    It's All in the Mind

    The generation gap between Sid and his children widens to a gulf when he comes home from work early.

  • Bless This House - Love Me, Love My Tree (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Love Me, Love My Tree

    Sid has problems when the family returns from vacation and it seems as if they'd never been away.

  • Bless This House - Two Heads Are Better Than One (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Two Heads Are Better Than One

    Mike's attempts to earn some money of his own are nearly foiled by Sid, and Jean has no idea what is going on, until Sally comes to the rescue.

  • Bless This House - The Morning After the Night Before (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Morning After the Night Before

    Sid can't remember what he got up to at the annual get together of the Boy Scouts; Jean produces souvenirs and mementos to help remind him and as the memories come flooding back, Sid is desperately trying to get rid of the evidence.

  • Bless This House - If the Dog Collar Fits ... Wear It (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    If the Dog Collar Fits ... Wear It

    Sid feels he should try to control his children more when Sally rashly decides to take in a stray dog.

  • Bless This House - Charity Begins at Home (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Charity Begins at Home

    Sid's Saturday lie-in is doomed from the start when Sally falls in love again.; Jean goes on a diet.

  • Bless This House - Make Love, Not War (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Make Love, Not War

    Sid's attempts to listen to Tchaikovsky prompt an interruption by a visitor.

  • Bless This House - The Day of Rest (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Day of Rest

    Young Mike Abbott's latest piece of modern sculpture causes trouble when new neighbors move in next door.

  • Bless This House - A Woman's Place (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    A Woman's Place

    Jean gets a job in a bookshop in Soho.

  • Bless This House - For Whom the Bell Tolls (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Sid thinks Mike's getting married.

  • Bless This House - Another Fine Mess (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Another Fine Mess

    Sid James stars as the baffled head of the Abbott family;he struggles to keep his two unruly teenage children in line.

  • Bless This House - Be It Ever So Humble (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Be It Ever So Humble

    Mike packs his bags and moves out after an argument with his father, so Jean and Sally stop talking to Sid, Sally goes to a friend's place, and Jean goes to her mothers.

  • Bless This House - Father's Day (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Father's Day

    Father's Day is coming up and Jean is baking a cake when the doorbell rings, it's Mike with two policemen; Mike's in trouble, this is the third example this year.

  • Bless This House - Mum's the Word (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Mum's the Word

    Sid's watching the TV when it goes on the blink, he hits it but can't get a picture; he asks Sally where Jean is because she knows just where to hit it, but Sally tells him she went out; Jean is at the Doctors.

  • Bless This House - The Generation Gap (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Generation Gap

    Sid's worried about his kids; Sally's wearing a padded bra; Mike is borrowing his mother's nail polish and hair spray.