WriterDave Freeman (screenplay) Release date1972 (1972) CastSid James (Sid Abbott), Diana Coupland (Jean Abbott), Terry Scott (Ronald Baines), June Whitfield (Vera Baines), Peter Butterworth (Trevor Lewis), Sally Geeson (Sally Abbott) Similar moviesRelated Gerald Thomas movies
Bless This House is a 1972 British comedy film and a spin-off from the television sitcom Bless This House.
In 1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then the rude and arrogant Ronald Baines and his family move in next door.
The film starred many of the main actors from the TV series but some were replaced; most notably Robin Stewart, who was replaced by Robin Askwith because he had already been booked for the summer season on Bournemouth Pier and could not also appear in the film; however, according to his series co-star Sally Geeson, speaking on commentary track for the Special Edition DVD of Carry On Abroad, Stewart was replaced because Sid James was so tired of his lateness to the set and not learning his lines, though Stewart would return for the remainder of the six series. Another change was the role of Trevor Lewis, played in the film by Peter Butterworth and on television by Anthony Jackson.
Several exterior scenes were shot in Burnham village, Buckinghamshire. Featured locations: St Peters church (wedding scene), Church Street (magistrates court/pub scene) & High Street Burnham (end fire engine scene).