1 9 6 5 – 1 9 6 7 (USA)
58 x 30 minute episodes
228 Circle Avenue, Ridgemont, New York was the residence of the Nash Family: James (an English professor at Ridgemont College), his wife, Joan (a freelance magazine writer who used the pen name of Joan Holliday), and their children Kyle and Joel, and twins Trevor and Tracy.
Completing the household was Martha O’Reilly, the family maid and Ladadog, a huge 150-pound sheepdog.
Next door neighbours were Herb Thorton, a lawyer, and his wife Marge.
Other regular characters were Gerald Carter (Dean of Ridgemont College), his wife Ethel, and repairman Ed Hewley.
Joan was a most unconventional housewife – She hated housework, preferring to sleep until noon, much to the consternation of their next-door neighbours Marge and Herb Thornton.
The series was based on the 1960 Doris Day film of the same name which in turn was based on a book by Jean Kerr about an unusual suburban family.
Dean Gerald Carter