Bless This House centres around life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott and his wife Jean live with their teenage children, Mike, who is fresh from art college and more preoccupied with protests than finding a job, and Sally, a trendy schoolgirl. The children are 18 and 16 years old at the start of the series. Sid and Jean constantly battle to comprehend the permissive ways of the new generation and are usually out of touch. Their neighbours and best friends are Trevor and his wife Betty.
Sid has more than a few problems when Jean convinces him to buy a deep freeze.
Sid has a series of restless nights.
Sid is feeling a bit off colour and his doctor suggests he find himself a hobby.
When Mike moves into a flat of his own Jean decides to re-decorate his old room.
Sid's sponging family are anxious to share in his bonus and commission.
When Sid's Uncle Percy dies, he leaves Sid two large packing cases and a small brown parcel.
Sid is awake night after night worrying about the countries troubles.
Sid tells Jean he has a temporary promotion at work. But soon Jean is beginning to doubt what he told her.
Jean is worried about strange noises coming from next door.
A damp patch on the living-room carpet doesn't bother Sid - until he takes the skirting board off.
Sid wins a large export order, but Jean's plan for Mike to take a photograph of him for the local paper goes awry.
Sid discovers where the money for his birthday party has come from, and he doesn't like it.
When Sid discovers why Jean is sulking and Sally and Mike won't talk to him, he goes to the pub with Trevor where they devise a plan to set things right.