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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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Hazel Lovett (as Aimi McDonald)
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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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Today (1968) was a genuine live Thames Television local news/discussion programme fronted by Bill Grundy; it was on this show, in the Wednesday 1st December 1976 edition, that The Sex Pistols had their infamous "Filth and the Fury" encounter with the presenter (for which he was suspended). See more »

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When Mildred is washing her car parked in front of the sign Myddleton Terrace the original and true sign can be seen behind a dustbin. 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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Spun-off from Man About the House (1973) See more »

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Man About the House
Composed by Christopher Gunning
Lyrics by Annie Farrow
Sung by Jane Christie (uncredited)
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A bearable slice of British comedy.
12 June 2004 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Man About the House was an hilarious film and a spin off from a wonderful series. Cleverly written by that great duo Cooke & Mortimer, the humour is ageless and well put across by Richard O'Sullivan and Paula Wilcox whose timing was impeccable. Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy provide excellent foils and watch out for some of the up and coming British starlets cameo-ing in different episodes of the series. The entire cast did extremely well, considering that they had to carry the 'unfortunate' acting ability of Sally Thomsett along with them.

'George and Mildred', another spin off from this movie and series was funnier but lacked the situations. It did, however, show the raw talents of Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy to their fullest.


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