Man About the House (1973–1976)
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Carry Me Back to Old Southampton 

Robin has got the results of his cookery exam and he has failed. He considers moving back to Southampton to work for his father and the two girls are far from pleased at the prospect of his... See full summary »

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Robin has got the results of his cookery exam and he has failed. He considers moving back to Southampton to work for his father and the two girls are far from pleased at the prospect of his slobbish mate Larry taking over his room. Fortunately Robin's father arrives to talk some sense into him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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13 February 1974 (UK)  »

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A Deep Depression Centred Over 6, Myddleton Terrace
28 August 2009 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The final episode of the second season.

Mr.Roper is fixing the blocked sink in his tenant's flat. Jo absent-mindedly empties a tea-pot into it, resulting in him getting a face full of leaves. Robin returns home, depressed at having failed his cookery exams. He decides to go home to Southampton to get a job at his father's factory. Larry, Robin's friend, makes plans to move in with Chrissy and Jo...

The highlight of an otherwise patchy season. The late Doug Fisher makes a welcome return as 'Larry Simmonds', and proved so popular he became a regular the following year. Larry was, as I recall, always borrowing things from Robin ( without returning them ) and had a fondness for disgusting sandwiches! His scenes with Robin are amongst the best in the whole show.

Leslie Sands ( 'Thruxton Appleby' in the final season of 'The Fall & Rise Of Reginald Perrin' ) plays Robin's father, who turns up at the flat, and is amazed to find that his son's flatmates are female. He talks Robin into staying in college.

The success of this season ensured another ( screened at the end of 1974 ) as well as the obligatory feature film.

Funniest moment - Mrs.Roper saying to Robin: "It was nice to have a man about the house!". Her husband corrects her: "Another man!". She gives him a look that says 'you don't count!'.


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