1 9 7 4 – 1 9 7 7 (UK)
120 x 30 minute episodes
Thames TV produced this afternoon series about the comings and goings in a large Victorian house in London which had been divided into bed-sitters and rented out to a variety of characters.
Debuting on Tuesday 5 November 1974, Rooms presented self-contained tales twice weekly of the various unfortunate inhabitants of the bed-sitting rooms of 35 Mafeking Terrace, West Kensington.
The original landlady, Dorothy Lawson, was played by attractive 38-year-old Sylvia Kay, who lived in the basement with her husband, Clive (Bryan Marshall), who would rather live off the tenants’ rents than get a steady job.
Tenants came and went, portrayed by a multitude of actors, including Nigel Havers, Jill Gascoine, Tessa Wyatt, Lewis Collins, Brian Cox, Annette Crosbie, Anne Stallybrass, Aubrey Morris, Pat Ashton, Madeline Smith, Brian Peck, Jane Wymark, Miriam Karlin, Paul Darrow, Alfie Bass, Dinsdale Landen, Maureen Lipman, and Ray Brooks.
Baby Alison West
Charlotte Lancaster (1)
Philippa Gill-Donald (2)