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Don’t Rock The Boat

1 9 8 2 – 1 9 8 3 (UK)
12 x 30 minute episodes

This Thames sitcom from the creators of The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles chronicles the adventures of a widower who runs a riverside boatyard with his two grown-up sons – and the ructions that ensue when he decides to remarry.

Nigel Davenport starred as handsome, young-at-heart Jack Hoxton, with Sheila White as Dixie – the glamorous girl who is considerably younger than he is and puts the zing back into his life.

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Until the marriage of Jack and Dixie, Jack and his sons Les and Billy had run a perfectly well-ordered, resoundingly all-male establishment.

The arrival of Dixie, a former conjurer’s assistant and chorus girl, has changed all that and the fact that the boys now have a stepmother who’s barely older than they are just makes matters worse.

Billy and Les are unhappy to suddenly have such a young step mum and have a hard time just coping with any woman replacing their mother.

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Jack Hoxton
Nigel Davenport
Dixie Hoxton

Sheila White
Billy Hoxton

David Janson
Les Hoxton

John Price

Episodes

It’s Magic | The Main Event | Combat Fatigue | Code of the Hoxtons | A Woman’s Place | One Big Happy Family | Where There’s a Will | Judgement of Solomon | Papering Over the Cracks | The Flesh Is Weak | A Matter of Principle | Top of the Bill