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Ours Is a Nice House

1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 0 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes

Thora Parker (Thora Hird) was the landlady of a North Country boarding house that predominantly catered for showbiz types.

She oversaw the comings and goings of her boarders while caring for her two children, Alan (Leslie Meadows) and Vera (Caroline Dowdeswell) as well as her mother (May Warden).

Some of her regulars included Alf Whittle (Harry Littlewood), who remained for both series; Miss Lottie Bottomley (Damaris Hayman), a secondary school teacher who moved in during the first episode of the second series and stayed for the remaining seven, and Dudley Banks-Smith (Ray Fell), a retired male ballet dancer who managed the town’s nightspot, the Celebration Club.

Meanwhile, her neighbour, Elsie Crabtree (Ruth Holden), frequently popped in to beg or borrow anything that wasn’t nailed down.

Thora Parker
Thora Hird
Elsie Crabtree
Ruth Holden
May Warden
Vera Parker
Caroline Dowdeswell
Alan Parker
Leslie Meadows
Dudley Banks-Smith
Ray Fell
Lottie Bottomley
Damaris Hayman
Alf Whittle
Harry Littlewood
Brandon Bailey
David Stoll
Mrs Orpington-Hunt
Beatrix Mackey