You're Only Young Twice

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You're Only Young Twice
Genre Sitcom
Created by Michael Ashton
Pam Valentine
Written by Pam Valentine
Michael Ashton
Directed by Graeme Muir
Starring Peggy Mount
Pat Coombs
Lally Bowers
Peggy Ledger
Diana King
Charmian May
Georgina Moon
Johnny Wade
Composer(s) Dennis Wilson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 31
Production
Producer(s) Graeme Muir
Production company(s) Yorkshire Television
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 6 September 1977 (1977-09-06) – 18 August 1981 (1981-08-18)

You're Only Young Twice is a British television sitcom made and broadcast on the ITV network by Yorkshire Television from 1977 to 1981.

Plot[edit]

Set in "Paradise Lodge Retirement Home", it was created and written by the writing partnership of Michael Ashton and Pam Valentine and starred much-loved TV Battleaxe Peggy Mount as the wily Flora Petty, with Pat Coombs as her sidekick Cissie Lupin. The majority of the 31 episodes (broadcast throughout the show's 4-year run) centred around Flora's attempts to thwart the long-suffering staff, led by Miss Milton (Charmian May). They are on occasion assisted by former theatrical artiste Dolly Love (played by veteran stage actress Lally Bowers) and the haughty Mildred Fanshaw (played by sitcom regular Diana King).

It was produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network from 1977 to 1981.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (1977)[edit]

  • Stranger in Paradise (6 Sep 77)
  • Raising the Roof (13 Sep 77)
  • One of Life's Winners (20 Sep 77)
  • The Ball Game (27 Sep 77)
  • The Birthday Girl (4 Oct 77)
  • The Roya Visit (11 Oct 77)
  • Too Many Cooks (18 Oct 77)

Series 2 (1978)[edit]

  • The Box Number (5 Jun 78)
  • The Windfall (12 Jun 78)
  • The Commercial (19 Jun 78)
  • The White Elephant (26 Jun 78)
  • The Foundling (3 Jul 78)
  • The Deputy (10 Jul 78)
  • The Spring Fayre (17 Jul 78)
  • The Operation (24 Jul 78)

Series 3 (1979)[edit]

  • And Cissie Makes Three (17 May 79)
  • The Desperate Hours (24 May 79)
  • Who's Calling? (31 May 79)
  • Use of Bath (7 Jun 79)
  • Jobs for the Girls (14 Jun 79)
  • Cissie's Last Chance (21 Jun 79)
  • The Outing (28 Jun 79)

Christmas Specials (1979 & 1980)[edit]

  • Christmas at Paradise Lodge (24 Dec 79)
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (23 Dec 80)

Series 4 (1981)[edit]

  • Breakfast at Peabody's (7 Jul 81)
  • Flora's Big Mistake (14 Jul 81)
  • The Missing Ring (21 Jul 81)
  • Desirable Residence (28 Jul 81)
  • The Gipsey's Curse (4 Aug 81)
  • Thanks for the Memory (11 Aug 81)
  • The Home Perm (18 Aug 81)

DVD release[edit]

Network has re-released all 4 series individually.

DVD Release date
The Complete Series 1 30 August 2010
The Complete Series 2 24 January 2011
The Complete Series 3 7 March 2011
The Complete Series 4 18 April 2011
The Complete Series 1 - 4 TBA 201?

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