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Release Date:
15 August 1973 (UK) See more »
One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 25)
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)

Series Directed by
Peter Frazer-Jones (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Series Writing credits
Brian Cooke (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Johnnie Mortimer (39 episodes, 1973-1976)

Series Produced by
Peter Frazer-Jones .... producer (39 episodes, 1973-1976)

Philip Jones .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Peter Elliott (7 episodes, 1974)
Robin Parker (7 episodes, 1976)
John Wood (6 episodes, 1973)
Alex Clarke (6 episodes, 1974)
Alex MacIntyre (6 episodes, 1975)
John Plant (6 episodes, 1975)
Series Art Department
Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Johnny Hawksworth .... composer: theme music "Up to Date" (39 episodes, 1973-1976)

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30 min (39 episodes)
Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Germany:0 | Spain:7 (DVD rating) (Complete Box Set) | UK:PG | UK:12 (Complete Box Set)

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In "One For The Road", it is discovered that Robin's middle name is Oswald. Chrissy points out that his initials spell the word ROT.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol (2005) (TV)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Those Were the Days, 24 June 2008
Author: Sebastian (sts-26) from Canada

While the British produced some hilarious and slick sitcoms in the 1990s - Ab Fab, Men Behaving Badly, One Foot in the Grave, etc. - the 70s were the real golden age.

In the 1970s there were whole new territories to explore, including the sexual revolution, feminism, and the slowly evolving awareness of a need for "sensitivity" that would, twenty years later, become Political Correctness. Attempts to grapple with the confusion of this thoroughly modern world were the subtle and not-so-subtle themes in everything from the skits of Monty Python's Flying Circus to sitcoms like Man About the House. (By the late 70s this "grappling" resulted in more meditative and bitter-sweet sitcoms such as the masterpiece Butterflies.)

Man About the House is a perfect example of the good Britcoms of the time - slightly genteel, cheeky, fresh, ingenuous, sometimes outrageous, with some well made observations on contemporary life. Compare it to a cynical 90s show such as Ab Fab, and it is hard to believe the two were created in the same country.

Man About the House is one of the great Britcoms of the 70s, right up there with Good Neighbors (The Good Life), and About the House's spin off George and Mildred. Its quality is attested to by the fact that - as with Good Neighbors - its creators, writers, and many of its cast have had continued success in British television.

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