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Two's Company 

An American author hires a British butler and discovers that they are polar opposites.

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Bill MacIlwraith
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Series cast summary:
Elaine Stritch ...  Dorothy McNab 29 episodes, 1975-1979
Donald Sinden ...  Robert Hiller 29 episodes, 1975-1979
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An American author hires a British butler and discovers that they are polar opposites.

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

6 September 1975 (UK) See more »

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Duet See more »

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(29 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The producer tried to get Terry-Thomas to play a recurring character part in this series, but the latter's suffering from Parkinson's disease made it impossible for him to sign the contract. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy McNab: [Giving her name over the phone] It's McNab. McNab. M-C-N-A-B.
[To Robert]
Dorothy McNab: I'm sure Solzhenitsyn has the same trouble.
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Connections

Remade as The Two of Us (1981) See more »

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Two's Company
Written by Denis King and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Elaine Stritch and Donald Sinden
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wonderful comedy
13 January 2012 | by selffamilySee all my reviews

I remember this from its original airing in the good old days. Donald Sinden, a highly respected Shakespearian actor and Elaine Stritch, a similarly regarded American performer team up for some of the best, wittiest humour that has been labelled 'situation comedy' ever. When I found it on Ebay, I had to buy it and I'm delighted that I did. The next generation also enjoyed watching it. The humour comes mainly from the clashes between employer/employee (the power tilts like a see-saw) but also from the silly situations they find themselves in. The invitation to a luncheon at the Palace was absurd, as was the trip to the Casualty ward at the local NHS hospital. Very funny, a snapshot in time and well worth capturing if you like quick repartee.


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