You're Only Young Twice

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This article is about the 1977 TV series. For the film, see You're Only Young Twice (film). For the 1971 TV series, see You're Only Young Twice (1971 TV series).
You're Only Young Twice
Genre Sitcom
Created by Pam Valentine
Michael Ashton
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
Release
Original network ITV
Original release 6 September 1977 (1977-09-06) – 18 August 1981 (1981-08-18)

You're Only Young Twice was a British TV sitcom made and broadcast on the ITV network by Yorkshire Television from 6 September 1977 to 4 August 1981.

Plot[edit]

Set in "Paradise Lodge Retirement Home", YOYT was created and written by the writing partnership of Michael Ashton and Pam Valentine and starred Peggy Mount as Flora Petty, with Pat Coombs as her sidekick Cissie Lupin.

The majority of the 31 episodes (broadcast throughout the show's four-year run) centred on 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 Episodes Original Broadcast
Series premiere Series finale
Series 1 (1977) 7 6 September 1977 18 October 1977
Series 2 (1978) 8 5 June 1978 24 July 1978
Series 3 (1979) 7 31 May 1979 12 July 1979
Christmas Specials 2 24 December 1979 23 December 1980
Series 4 (1981) 7 23 June 1981 4 August 1981

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 Royal 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 (31 May 79)
  • The Desperate Hours (7 Jun 79)
  • Who's Calling? (14 Jun 79)
  • Use of Bath (21 Jun 79)
  • Jobs for the Girls (28 Jun 79)
  • Cissie's Last Chance (5 Jul 79)
  • The Outing (12 Jul 79)

Christmas Special (1979)[edit]

  • Christmas at Paradise Lodge (24 Dec 79)

Christmas Special (1980)[edit]

  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (23 Dec 80)

Series 4 (1981)[edit]

  • Breakfast at Peabody's (23 Jun 81)
  • Flora's Big Mistake (30 Jun 81)
  • The Missing Ring (7 Jul 81)
  • Desirable Residence (14 Jul 81)
  • The Gipsey's Curse (21 Jul 81)
  • Thanks for the Memory (28 Jul 81)
  • The Home Perm (4 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 to 4 TBA 2017

External links[edit]