George and the Dragon

"George and the Dragon" is a British situation comedy made by ATV for the ITV network which was transmitted in four series and 26 episodes between 19 November 1966 and 31 October 1968.

The regular cast was Sid James, Peggy Mount, John Le Mesurier and Keith Marsh. The show was written by Harry Driver and Vince Powell; Shaun O'Riordan was the director, and Alan Tarrant was the main producer.

James plays George Russell, a handyman and chauffeur, and Mount the housekeeper Gabrielle Dragon who are employed by Colonel Maynard (Le Mesurier). Marsh plays Ralph, the gardener. After Russell's lascivious behaviour has been responsible for the resignation of 16 previous housekeepers, Gabrielle, a formidable widow in her forties, will have none of it. The two leading characters are frequently at crossed swords with each other and George regularly schemes to remove her from her job.

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
4x06: Love Is A Many Splendoured ThingOct 31, 1968
4x05: Floribunda GabrielleOct 24, 1968
4x04: Life InsuranceOct 17, 1968
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