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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann im Haus See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The success of this show led to two highly successful spin-off series for Thames/ITV: Robins Nest (1977) as Robin starts his own restaurant with his live-in girlfiend (Tessa Wyatt) and George and Mildred (1976) with Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce, where the Roper's move to a new upmarket area. See more »

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Referenced in The Question Jury: Episode #1.10 (2016) See more »

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Composed by Johnny Hawksworth
Performed by The Hawksworth Big Band
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One of the best 70's sitcoms
1 February 2001 | by Steed-2See all my reviews

Now the series is 30 years old but it is still funny. I saw it when I was a child and I can still recall the laughters at home. It was the first British tv series thet topped the tv rankings in Spain. And even now, people remember it. Two different situations: upstairs the 3 flat mates, and downstairs the landlord and his wife. The scripts were terrific: both situations fixed perfectly. And what about the actors? all of them were absolutely brilliant, specially my dear Mrs Roper. Oh, yes. Americans made a "remake" that was OK when they copied word by word the original episodes. When they had to create new scripts it became awful and boring. By the way, I always recommend to see any show in its original version, but I must confess that Spanish dubbed version is as good as the original one.


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