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Man About the House (1974)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 December 1974 (UK)
An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings. Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robin Tripp
... Chrissy Plummer
Sally Thomsett ... Jo
... George Roper
... Mildred Roper
Doug Fisher ... Larry Simmonds
Peter Cellier ... Morris Pluthero
... Sir Edmund Weir
Aimi MacDonald ... Hazel Lovett (as Aimi McDonald)
Jack Smethurst ... Jack Smethurst
... Rudolph Walker
... Spike Milligan
... Nigel
Michael Ward ... Mr. Gideon
Bill Grundy ... Interviewer
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An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings. Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and their lodgers join with other residents to take a stand and keep things as they are, finally winning the day. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The Hilarious Adventures of two girls with a . . . Man About the House

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20 December 1974 (UK)  »

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En mand i huset  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Today (1968) was a genuine live Thames Television local news/discussion programme fronted by Bill Grundy; it was on this show, in the Wednesday 1st December 1976 edition, that The Sex Pistols had their infamous "Filth and the Fury" encounter with the presenter (for which he was suspended). See more »

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Larry and notably Robin's positions alter in the shot change as Tripp asks who lives at No 4 when out on the street. See more »

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Sir Edmund Weir: Sorry to have kept you waiting. I've been in The House. The Prime Minister has been talking for over an hour.
Chrissy: Oh really? What about?
Sir Edmund Weir: He didn't say
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Features Today (1968) See more »

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Piccadilly Circus
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Music by Leon Paul
Berry Music Ltd
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Man about the House, a good light hearted British comedy
21 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The entire main cast of the series are involved. The Film could be an extended episode of the series, which is always a plus in my opinion. The series has been shown regularly on Paramount 2 & UK Gold (or Granada Plus)The show always brings a smile to my face and uplifts my spirits. I think this is due to the fact that it takes me back to the simpler happy days of my youth; mind you those 70's fashion styles do make me cringe sometimes. There are some duplication of certain actors in the series. I only noticed them when I watched the repeats en bloc. Norman Eshley (actor) plays a unfaithful husband who dates Chrissy (Paula Wilcox)in one of the early episodes, then turns up as Robins (Richard O'Sullivan) brother in the last series and ends up marrying Chrissy at the end of the series. John Carlin plays Larrys (Doug Fisher) Landlord before Larry moves to the Ropers and then turns up in a later episode as a Barman in the local. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Doug Fisher. He added much to the series as Robins friend a 'Jack the Lad' character.


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