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Man About the House (1974)

An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings. Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and ... See full summary »

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An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings. Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and their lodgers join with other residents to take a stand and keep things as they are, finally winning the day. Written by don @ minifie-1

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20 December 1974 (UK)  »

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En mand i huset  »

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Trivia

In the film Mildreds maiden name is revealed as Asquith whilst in the TV series it is Tremble. See more »

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When the Beetle goes into the river, it is a different older car. The first one seen is a Jeans Special Edition, which had denim seat covers, and theses days is much sought after. The one which goes in the river is a much older car. See more »

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Sir Edmund Weir: Sorry to have kept you waiting. I've been in The House. The Prime Minister has been talking for over an hour.
Chrissy: Oh really? What about?
Sir Edmund Weir: He didn't say
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References The World at War (1973) See more »

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Moonlight Over The Acropolis
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Music by Mimis Plessas
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Robin Tripp Vs. Captain Mainwaring
29 July 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

One year after its launch, 'Man About The House' was filmed by Hammer. All the original cast were present and correct, and at least the characters stayed on home territory rather than flying off to Spain. But the 'opening out' of the format to encompass new characters such as the nymphomaniac Miss Bird ( Andrea Lawrence ) and the gay couple played by Michael Ward and Melvyn Hayes diluted the premise. The plot about the unscrupulous property developer was old hat even in 1974. The production designer seems not to have seen the show, as his sets don't resemble the television versions. The Ropers' sitting room is located on the left of the front door, not the right. The finale in the Thames Television building is silly and looks like an lame attempt to publicise the company's other shows. Nice cameo from Spike Milligan, though. The only redeeming features are Arthur Lowe as the tycoon and Peter Cellier as his slimy sidekick. Get a D.V.D. of the T.V. show instead.


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