You're Only Young Twice (1977–1981)
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Desirable Residence 

Miss Milton is off to Australia with Barry Snatch, Paradise Lodge is up for sale, but the Ladies have other ideas.


Don Clayton




Episode credited cast:
Peggy Mount ... Flora Petty
Pat Coombs Pat Coombs ... Cissie Lupin
Lally Bowers ... Dolly Love
Diana King Diana King ... Mildred Fanshaw
Charmian May Charmian May ... Miss Milton
Georgina Moon Georgina Moon ... Miss Finch
Johnnie Wade Johnnie Wade ... Roger (as Johnny Wade)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenda Cowling Brenda Cowling ... Mrs. Hawkhead
Shirley Dixon ... Mrs. Bradshaw
Anthony Howard Anthony Howard ... Mr. Hawkhead
Tim Stern Tim Stern ... Barry Snatch
Leonard Trolley Leonard Trolley ... Mr. Task


Miss Milton is planning to sell Paradise Lodge so that she can emigrate to Australia and wed her pen-pal, sheep farmer Barry Snatch. An appalled Flora finds out and martials her friends into putting off prospective buyers - though ultimately they have Barry himself to thank for preventing the sale. Written by don @ minifie-1

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14 July 1981 (UK) See more »

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Desirable Residence
6 April 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

An episode really of its time. In short the days before the internet, smartphones, Rightmove and Tinder.

Miss Milton has fallen for a sheep farmer in Australia. They only know each other through letters they have written to each other. She has decided to sell up and emigrate.

In order to do so she needs to sell Paradise Lodge and gone through an estate agent who has put up the sale details on the window that Flora and Cissie happen to notice.

Once the ladies realise that their beloved home could have a new owner they set a plan in action to put off any prospective buyers before you can say dry rot.

Flora also tries to put off Miss Milton marrying someone that she knows little about. Miss Milton later finds out just how little it was!

A fun but really only a slightly amusing episode as you can guess what Flora would be up to put the buyers off. I was surprised that in 1981 the estate agent thought that a residence costing over 200k would have a cash buyer just nonchalantly walking past.

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