Bless This House (film)

Bless This House

Directed by Gerald Thomas
Produced by Peter Rogers
Written by Dave Freeman
Starring Sid James
Diana Coupland
Terry Scott
June Whitfield
Peter Butterworth
Music by Eric Rogers
Cinematography Alan Hume
Edited by Alfred Roome
Peter Rogers Productions
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors
Release dates
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Bless This House is a 1972 British comedy film and a spin-off from the television sitcom Bless This House.


In 1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then the rude and arrogant Ronald Baines and his family move in next door.


The film starred many of the main stars from the TV series but some were missing and were replaced; most notable Robin Stewart, who was replaced by Robin Askwith due to the fact he'd already been booked for the summer season on Bournemouth Pier and could not also appear in the film, however according to his series co-star Sally Geeson she was quoted saying from the Special Edition DVD commentary for Carry On Abroad that Stewart had been replaced because Sid James was tired of his lateness to the set and cast read through's on the series that James replaced him on the feature film. Another difference to the television series was the role of "Trevor," played in the film by Peter Butterworth and on television by Anthony Jackson.

Filming locations

External shots of the houses used were made in Bolton Avenue, numbers 7&9, Windsor, UK

Several exterior scenes were shot in Burnham village, Buckinghamshire. Featured locations: St Peters church (wedding scene), Church Street (magistrates court/pub scene) & High Street Burnham (end fire engine scene).

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