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Man About the House 

One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard O'Sullivan ...  Robin 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Paula Wilcox ...  Chrissy 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Sally Thomsett Sally Thomsett ...  Jo 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Yootha Joyce ...  Mildred Roper 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Brian Murphy ...  George Roper 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Doug Fisher ...  Larry 19 episodes, 1973-1976
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One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let him live with them. Robin is convinced he's in with a chance with both of them, but he never seems to quite manage to impress either woman enough to get them to go out with him! Further ruining his chances is the dampening presence of landlord George Roper and his wife Mildred who live downstairs. Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann im Haus See more »

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Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sally Thomsett (Jo) appeared in this just three years after playing an 11 year old in 'The Railway Children' (1970). See more »

Connections

Featured in All Star Comedy Carnival (1973) See more »

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Composed by Johnny Hawksworth
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Sometimes less is more
2 September 2008 | by mrradioSee all my reviews

The one thing the Brits know about television is knowing when to stop. This show did more with 39 episodes (& one movie) than Three's Company did with 172 episodes. While it does leave you wanting for more, I'd rather have a few excellent shows than dozens of mediocre or downright horrible ones. Hollywood should take a lesson here.

Richard was a likable bloke and the girls were cute and charming. The Ropers were much funnier than their American counterparts. I liked the fact that they dismissed the whole "Robin is gay" thing almost immediately.

If you've never seen this show, you owe to yourself to check it out.


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