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That's My Boy 

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Ida Willis goes to her employment agency, only to find herself with a new job, for her son Shane she gave up for adoption years ago. This series shows how Molly gave up her son - and the miracle of fate bringing them back together.
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Series cast summary:
Mollie Sugden ...  Ida Willis 37 episodes, 1981-1986
Christopher Blake Christopher Blake ...  Dr. Robert 'Shane' Price 37 episodes, 1981-1986
Jennifer Lonsdale Jennifer Lonsdale ...  Angie Price 37 episodes, 1981-1986
Harold Goodwin ...  Wilfred Willis 22 episodes, 1981-1986
Clare Richards Clare Richards ...  Mrs. Price 17 episodes, 1981-1985
Deddie Davies ...  Miss Edith Parfitt / ... 12 episodes, 1984-1986
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Ida Willis goes to her employment agency, only to find herself with a new job, for her son Shane she gave up for adoption years ago. This series shows how Molly gave up her son - and the miracle of fate bringing them back together.

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While That's My Boy was being aired on ITV (1981-1986), Mollie Sugden was also starring in Are You Being Served? for rival TV channel BBC1 (Are You Being Served? eventually ended in 1985, one year before That's My Boy finished it's 5 series run in April 1986). See more »

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Featured in Funny Women: Mollie Sugden (1999) See more »

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Lots of Sit, Little Com
24 March 2002 | by lisadoSee all my reviews

This Mollie Sugden vehicle is based on the less-than-hilarious premise of a woman coincidentally being sent to work as a domestic for the son she gave up for adoption 28 years before and lives up to its promise. Though Ms. Sugden continues her crusty broad persona that was used to riotous effect on "Are You Being Served," and Jennifer Lonsdale is an appealing presence as her newly discovered daughter-in-law, the show falls terribly flat. The character of her son, Robert, is quite badly realized, though Christopher Blake makes a game try with the little he's given. None of this character's reactions seem realistic in the least, regardless of which mother he's treating boorishly. I've seen the first three episodes and have no desire to see more. The 483rd viewing of any of the hijinks on the floor of Grace Brothers provides more laughs than this mirthless exercise.


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23 October 1981 (UK) See more »

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