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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  
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Remade as Lokatorzy (2000) See more »

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Composed by Johnny Hawksworth
Performed by The Hawksworth Big Band
[series theme tune]
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Classic British sit-com
13 April 2002 | by melsenSee all my reviews

I absolutely love old British TV series, and especially in the sit-com department they beat all other countries. I remember this particular series quite well even though I haven't seen it in a long time, luckily it's now available on VHS/DVD so I'll be buying it soon. Nothing beats that atmospheric shot-on-videotape look most British TV shows had in the '70s, when filmed indoors. Richard Sullivan is great as the guy the two girls find in their bathroom, and the two actresses are also both excellent. Terrific stuff. The series had two spin-offs; "George & Mildred" (about the landlord and his wife) and "Robin's Nest" (Sullivan's character minus the girls). Those who think the American version "Three's Company" is better only need to look at the amount of episodes it had, and suddenly it's not so funny anymore. I think the fact that "Three's Company" was filled with more characters and ran for a whopping 172 episodes compared to the original's small cast and 39 episodes says it all. Overdoing it kills any show, and the Brits always knew quantity is not the same as quality.


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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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(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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