George and Mildred

Date: 1980
Director: Peter Frazer-Jones
Production Company: Chips Productions, Cinema Arts International Production

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Stratford Johns, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn, Kenneth Cope
Location(s): Hertfordshire, London

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

George is mistaken for a hit-man whilst he and Mildred celebrate their wedding anniversary in style at the London Hotel.

Additional Information:

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill.

 

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Setting the scene, an establishing shot of The London Hotel where Mildred Roper is checking out the establishment. The hotel is currently called The Copthorne Tara Hotel and stands in Scarsdale Place, London W8.

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Bit of strengthening since. SJ

The concierge opens doors of the patron's cars as they are driven to the entrance. The Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place W8.

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I suspect the original entrance was a bit "rain-droppy." SJ

Mildred Roper (Yootha Joyce) waits for her car to be brought to her. The Copthorne Tara Hotel, London W8.

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Now. SJ

No, not the Rolls Royce. The Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, Kensington.

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Now. SJ

The Ropers' neighbour, Ann Fourmile, waits for her son Tristram to leave school. Holt Cottage,Hadley Green, Barnet in Hertfordshire located by Neil Rigby.

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NR and Google know it.

Mildred sees Ann and offers her a lift home.

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It's Holt cottage, Hadley Green Road, Barnet. NR

On the journey, Mildred almost runs down a Postman. Further south on Hadley Green Road, Barnet, as it heads for High Street located by NR. Further north on the same road, and we'd arrive at Moore's house in 'The Man Who Haunted Himself'. SJ

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Comparison by NR and copyright Google.

Jeffrey Fourmile (Norman Eshley) looks on as George Roper (Brian Murphy) finds one of his gnomes broken. Whitehouse Ave near Mildred Ave Borehamwood, found by Alan Gowdy on the Britmovie forum.

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Images sent in by Neil Rigby and copyright Google.

Mildred arrives home with Ann and Tristram.

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As above. Google/NR

A cheery Mildred greets George and Jeffrey.

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Google/NR

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George take Mildred for a romantic dinner on their anniversary. Unknown location.

After their celebratory dinner didn't go as planned, George and Mildred are seen off by Ann (Sheila Fearn) Jeffrey and Tristram (Nicholas Bond Owen) as they leave for a break at the London Hotel.

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Some front door rethinks. Google/NR

Neighbours run from the street as the Ropers drive off in their dated Morris.

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Google/NR

Outside the film's London Hotel, Harvey (Kenneth Cope) waits for his contact. The Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, London W8.

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Details of the entrance changes but a lot of the original design still there. SJ

The Concierge struggles with the Roper's luggage as Mildred enters the hotel. The Copthorne Tara Hotel on Scarsdale Place, London.

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Now. SJ

Harvey hangs from a window cleaner's cradle high up outside the London Hotel.

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Same hotel. SJ

After an eventful stay, the Ropers' break comes to an end. The Copthorne Tara Hotel again.

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Just starting to drizzle again. SJ

Mildred has to ask George for directions as she has remarkably forgotten the way home since the start of the film. Scarsdale Place W8 with the Copthorne Tara Hotel to the right.

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Block to left replaced but the same roof still sticks out to the left of the hotel. SJ

Gangster Harry Pinto follows as the Ropers get lost in the London that they have lived in since Man About The House!! Wright's Lane at the junction with Scarsdale Place and Cheniston Gardens in Kensington W8.

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Note the new old-style block to the right. SJ

Back streets are negotiated as Pinto's car catches up. Cheniston Gardens in W8.

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Now. SJ

Another street, another corner. Cheniston Gardens, London W8 looking towards the Copthorne Hotel in the distance.

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Round and round the roundabout. Facing Lambeth Palace and Lambeth Palace Road in London SE1.

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Redesigned roundabout. SJ

George tells Mildred to drive over Lambeth Bridge. The roundabout between Albert Embankment and Lambeth Palace Road in SE1. Also seen in 'European Vacation', 'How to Get Ahead in Advertising', 'The Cracksman' and many more.

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Pinecone mounted obelisks on Lambeth Bridge. Also seen in Velvet Goldmine and Fast and Furious 6 amongst many. SJ

Now out of London and well on their way home, the Ropers are still being followed. West from Rowley Lane, at the junction of the continuation of Rowley Lane and Well End Road, north-east of Borehamwood, Hertfordshire by The Mops and Brooms public house. Quick work by Neil who adds 'The Boys In Blue' rode past the Mops and Brooms on their car chase. The pub is behind one's left shoulder.

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The same location copyright Google.

Mildred manages to lose the pursuers.

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Still and identification of Edgwarebury Lane, Elstree provided by Neil and Google. Yes, it's the Edgwarebury Corus again, another in our ever-growing list. SJ

Jeffrey finds that his lawnmower no longer works after being borrowed by George.

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The hedge has bloomed. Whitehouse Ave near Mildred Ave, Borehamwood, Herts. Courtesy Alan Gowdy/Google/NR

As the Ropers return home, the neighbours, once again, run from the street.

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As above.

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