Home to Roost (1985–1990)

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John Thaw is Henry Willows, a middle-aged man in middle-management who has been divorced from his wife for seven years and is perfectly happy with the arrangement. Apart from his prudish ... See full summary »

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 Henry Willows (29 episodes, 1985-1990)
Reece Dinsdale ...
 Matthew Willows (29 episodes, 1985-1990)
Elizabeth Bennett ...
 Mrs. Thompson (14 episodes, 1985-1986)
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John Thaw is Henry Willows, a middle-aged man in middle-management who has been divorced from his wife for seven years and is perfectly happy with the arrangement. Apart from his prudish and pernickety daily cleaner, Enid (Elizabeth Bennett), he's alone - and revels in his hard-won solitude. However, Henry's serenity is shattered when, out of the blue, his eldest child, Matthew (Reece Dinsdale), turns up on his doorstep. It seems that Matthew is disenchanted with life at home because of his mum's new boyfriend, and he wants to stay with his dad - for good.

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Elizabeth Bennett, who played Enid the housekeeper, also played Enid the housekeeper in the American remake of this sitcom, You Again? (1986). See more »

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An underrated comedy
16 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am always surprised that this comedy series so often seems to get overlooked.It is genuinely funny and the chemistry between John Thaw and Reece Dinsdale is excellent.They clearly have a ball playing opposite each other and this gives the show a lot of charm.

While all of the episodes aren't hilarious,there is enough here to highlight the fact that it is underrated and a whole lot funnier than shows like 'The Vicar Of Dibley','The Thin Blue Line' or 'Mr Bean'.I reckon that you should give this series a try.It is worth the effort.

It is so easy nowadays for comedy shows to be course,vulgar and full of foul language.Now I'm not being a prude here but this is a comedy that can genuinely be enjoyed by the whole family and there are not too many comedy's like that around now.


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