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Man About the House 

One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let... See full summary »
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1976   1975   1974   1973  
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Series cast summary:
Richard O'Sullivan ...  Robin 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Paula Wilcox ...  Chrissy 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Sally Thomsett Sally Thomsett ...  Jo 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Yootha Joyce ...  Mildred Roper 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Brian Murphy ...  George Roper 39 episodes, 1973-1976
Doug Fisher ...  Larry 19 episodes, 1973-1976
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One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let him live with them. Robin is convinced he's in with a chance with both of them, but he never seems to quite manage to impress either woman enough to get them to go out with him! Further ruining his chances is the dampening presence of landlord George Roper and his wife Mildred who live downstairs. Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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This show was the basis for the American sitcom Three's Company (1976). See more »


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Composed by Johnny Hawksworth
Performed by The Hawksworth Big Band
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British humour at its best
13 May 2003 | by phylly3See all my reviews

I have such fond memories of watching this show. I would love to see it again. Yes, it was copied by Three's Company but the two shows diverged quite a bit after awhile. What I liked best about it was the sexual chemistry between Robin Tripp and Chrissy (the smart one). They were always bantering and teasing and arguing but you knew underneath there was something there. I was always waiting for the dumb blonde (Jo) to get out of the way so they could get more romantic. I wish I could remember how the series ended. I think they got together but maybe it was just wishful thinking on my part. I do remember the series Robin's Nest and it was kinda cute but there was no chemistry without Chrissy. In the American series, Chrissy was the dumb blonde, Janet the smart one but neither one had any real romantic relationship with John Ritter's character. I think people here have been too harsh about Ritter. He was all slapstick its true, but that was an art in itself! Different kind of humour. I prefer the British series as it was more subtle and clever, but I also enjoyed the American version. Although it really lasted at least two years too long!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1973 (UK) See more »

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Ein Mann im Haus See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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(39 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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