8.4/10
52
2 user

The Good Housekeeping Guide (2006)

Things are going badly for Raymond Fox. His high-powered wife, Jenny, has left him for a younger man, and looking after his teenage kids - nerdy Sara (17) and wayward Robinson (15) - and ... See full summary »

Director:

Syd Macartney (as Sydney Macartney)

Writer:

Tony Basgallop
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Dog Eat Dog (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A kidnap caper of a dog to make some much needed cash to pay off some outstanding debts goes wrong...with not so hilarious consequences.

Director: Moody Shoaibi
Stars: Mark Tonderai, Nathan Constance, David Oyelowo
Huge (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A feuding double act try to make it in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy.

Director: Ben Miller
Stars: Noel Clarke, Johnny Harris, Ralph Brown
Whites (TV Series 2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of the executive chef at a country house hotel.

Stars: Alan Davies, Darren Boyd, Katherine Parkinson
Bob & Rose (TV Series 2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A witty, touching comedy-drama about a thirtysomething gay man who is surprised to find himself falling in love with a woman.

Stars: Alan Davies, Lesley Sharp, Jessica Hynes
The Book Group (2002–2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

American Clare Pettengill, newly arrived in Glasgow, starts up a book group in order to make some new friends. The group consists of three unhappy European football wives, a pretentious ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Dudek, Bonnie Engstrom, Michelle Gomez
Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A newly married couple's best man decides to capture their wedding on video and present them with it as a gift.

Director: Nigel Cole
Stars: Lucy Punch, Michelle Gomez, Matt Berry
Green Wing (2004–2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show.

Stars: Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman
Damned (TV Series 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Comedy set in the social services department of a local authority. Social workers Rose and Al swim against the tide of bureaucracy, deal with the absurdities of life and try to navigate their equally trying professional and personal lives.

Stars: Jo Brand, Alan Davies, Kevin Eldon
The Brief (2004–2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Henry Farmer is a clever criminal law barrister whose every day is a juggling act between surviving his messy personal life and pleading cases only he can win.

Stars: Alan Davies, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford
Chromophobia (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A bourgeois family slowly comes apart at the seams.

Director: Martha Fiennes
Stars: Ben Chaplin, Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes
Roman Road (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Vince is a writer who suddenly decides to visit his old college friend Matt (who knows more than a bit about map-reading) to join him on an expedition. They both set off to walk the Roman ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed
Stars: Alan Davies, Anna Wing, John Gordon Sinclair
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Davies ... Raymond Fox
Michelle Gomez ... Jenny
Doon Mackichan ... Lydia
Tamzin Merchant ... Sara Fox
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings ... Robinson Fox
Daniel Lapaine ... Joe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammed Al-Blushi Mohammed Al-Blushi ... School Boy
Kristian Hillman Kristian Hillman ... Exam Student
Seeta Indrani ... Elaine Casey
Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Helen
Joseph Long ... Richard
Jon Overton Jon Overton ... Ben Wilson
Darren Whitfield ... Brothel Customer
Edit

Storyline

Things are going badly for Raymond Fox. His high-powered wife, Jenny, has left him for a younger man, and looking after his teenage kids - nerdy Sara (17) and wayward Robinson (15) - and his gorgeous suburban family home is his only consolation. But now Jenny has found happiness with Joe she's keen for the kids to live with her and plans to buy their home and put Raymond out on the street. Returning home unexpectedly early from a holiday, Raymond is shocked to find that his cheery neighbour Lydia hasn't just been watering his plants. She's also been working as a prostitute to supplement her and her daughter's lifestyle and has been using his house to do it. Raymond is desperate to raise enough money to put a stop to Jenny's plans but there aren't many opportunities for failed mechanics turned house-husband. So, while he's initially shocked at Lydia's activities, he soon realises that his housekeeping skills are surprisingly transferable. Meanwhile, Jenny's attempts to create a happy ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2006 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Would Love to See More episodes!
20 September 2007 | by quirky_melodySee all my reviews

I had heard this was to be a series (according to Red Production Company) and I loved the first episode.

If more episodes were filmed I hope they will eventually be aired or released to DVD.

Alan Davies is a great comedian but also a talented actor and this comedy/drama gives viewers an opportunity to see the full spectrum of his skills.

"Raymond Fox" as portrayed by Mr. Davies will indeed make you laugh at times but rather than being a one-dimensional comedic character "Ray" is a man struggling with painful emotions and needs.

Because rejection, envy, grief, and the fear of being alone are struggles that we have all experienced at some point, "Ray" is a character that almost anyone can empathize with.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed