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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 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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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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Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This show was the basis for the American sitcom Three's Company (1976). See more »

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Featured in I Love 1970's: I Love 1973 (2000) See more »

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Composed by Johnny Hawksworth
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Great cast. Naughty, but not filthy. Good, clean, sexy fun!
19 February 2002 | by julikellSee all my reviews

I found the first four episodes of MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE, and I'm scouring eBay and Amazon for more! This show is pretty damn funny. I never liked the American version, and now I know why. The acting in this is far superior! Richard O'Sullivan is funny without resorting to inane slapstick -- ok, there's a bit of it, but the British do it so much better (as evidenced by Benny Hill). Sally Thomsett is cute without being dumb, and shows her wit time and time again. And Paula Wilcox combines sexy, smart, and sassy like no one I've ever seen. You won't find a more talented trio.

Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy are the -- dare I say -- threesome's perfect foils. Not the lecherous landlords of the American version, but naughty and enjoyable.

Would love to see this on TV on this side of the pond. As it is, I'll have to buy PAL and have it converted to NTSC. A small price to pay for superior, saucy, sexy fun!


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