Holding the Fort

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For the Upton Sinclair story Holding the Fort, see Upton Sinclair.
Holding the Fort
Genre Comedy
Created by Maurice Gran
Laurence Marks
Starring Peter Davison
Patricia Hodge
Matthew Kelly
Christopher Godwin
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) London Weekend Television
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 5 September 1980 (1980-09-05) – 29 August 1982 (1982-08-29)

Holding the Fort is an ITV situation comedy starring Peter Davison, Patricia Hodge and Matthew Kelly. It was an early product of the writing team of Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Three series were recorded, a total of twenty episodes, first aired between 1980 and 1982, concurrent with Davison also starring in Doctor Who. It was made for the ITV network by LWT

The situation was a role-reversal comedy, in which the premise was that Russell Milburn (Davison) becomes a "house-husband" to raise his baby daughter while his wife, Penny (Hodge) a captain in the Women's Royal Army Corps, goes out to work. Russell's friend Fitzroy, or "Fitz" (Kelly), adds to the comic tension by encouraging Russell's enthusiasm for football, pacifism and beer.

DVD release[edit]

Network still has aspirations into releasing all three series of Holding the Fort on DVD in the future.

DVD Release date
The Complete Series 1 TBA
The Complete Series 2 TBA
The Complete Series 3 TBA
The Complete Series 1 to 3 Box Set TBA

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