Man About the House (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... See full summary »

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Director: John Robins
Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett


Series cast summary:
Richard O'Sullivan ...
 Robin (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Paula Wilcox ...
 Chrissy (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Sally Thomsett ...
 Jo (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Yootha Joyce ...
 Mrs. Roper (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Brian Murphy ...
 Roper / ... (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Doug Fisher ...
 Larry (19 episodes, 1973-1976)


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 <>

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15 August 1973 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann im Haus  »

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This show was the basis for the American sitcom Three's Company (1977). See more »


Remade as Tre på toppen (1997) See more »

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Classic British sit-com
13 April 2002 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love old British TV series, and especially in the sit-com department they beat all other countries. I remember this particular series quite well even though I haven't seen it in a long time, luckily it's now available on VHS/DVD so I'll be buying it soon. Nothing beats that atmospheric shot-on-videotape look most British TV shows had in the '70s, when filmed indoors. Richard Sullivan is great as the guy the two girls find in their bathroom, and the two actresses are also both excellent. Terrific stuff. The series had two spin-offs; "George & Mildred" (about the landlord and his wife) and "Robin's Nest" (Sullivan's character minus the girls). Those who think the American version "Three's Company" is better only need to look at the amount of episodes it had, and suddenly it's not so funny anymore. I think the fact that "Three's Company" was filled with more characters and ran for a whopping 172 episodes compared to the original's small cast and 39 episodes says it all. Overdoing it kills any show, and the Brits always knew quantity is not the same as quality.

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