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Man About the House

Man About the House
Format Sitcom
Created by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Starring Richard O'Sullivan
Paula Wilcox
Sally Thomsett
Brian Murphy
Yootha Joyce
Country of origin Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
No. of episodes 39 + 1 short
Production
Producer(s) Peter Frazer-Jones
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 15 August 19737 April 1976
Chronology
Followed by George and Mildred
Robin's Nest
Related shows Three's Company
Sam sam
En Fyra för tre
Tre på toppen
External links
IMDb profile

Man About the House was a British sitcom starring Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox and Sally Thomsett that was broadcast for six series on ITV from 1973 to 1976. It was made by Thames Television, and two spin-offs were later made: George and Mildred and Robin's Nest. In 2004, it came 69th in Britain's Best Sitcom. The series was remade in the United States as Three's Company in 1977. This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Johnnie Mortimer was born in 1930 in England, UK and died on 2 September 1992. ... Brian Cooke (born in 1937) is a British comedy writer who wrote scripts for and devised many of the top TV sitcoms of the 1970s (eg Man About The House, George and Mildred, Robins Nest etc), almost always in partnership with Johnnie Mortimer. ... OSullivan with Paula Wilcox in Man About the House Richard OSullivan (born May 7, 1944 in Chiswick, Middlesex) is an English actor, supertstar, genius and legend, notable for his sitcom roles in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Wilcox with her Man About The House co-star Richard OSullivan Paula Wilcox (born 13 December 1949 in Manchester) is an English actress. ... Sally Thomsett (born April 3, 1950 in Sussex, England) is a British actress. ... Brian Murphy (born Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, September 25th 1933) is a British actor. ... Yootha Joyce (August 20, 1927 - August 24, 1980) was a British actress born in South London as Yootha Joyce Needham to musical parents. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... This article is about the day of the year. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... George and Mildred was a British sitcom produced by Thames Television that aired from 1976 to 1980. ... Robins Nest was a British television sitcom. ... Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... A British sitcom is a situation comedy (sitcom) produced in the United Kingdom. ... OSullivan with Paula Wilcox in Man About the House Richard OSullivan (born May 7, 1944 in Chiswick, Middlesex) is an English actor, supertstar, genius and legend, notable for his sitcom roles in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Wilcox with her Man About The House co-star Richard OSullivan Paula Wilcox (born 13 December 1949 in Manchester) is an English actress. ... Sally Thomsett (born April 3, 1950 in Sussex, England) is a British actress. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Thames Television was a franchise holder of the British ITV television network, serving London on weekdays between 1968 and 1992. ... George and Mildred was a British sitcom produced by Thames Television that aired from 1976 to 1980. ... Robins Nest was a British television sitcom. ... Britains Best Sitcom was a poll conducted in 2003 and 2004 by the BBC to identify the United Kingdoms best situation comedy. ... Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... The year 1977 in television involved some significant events. ...

Contents

Cast

OSullivan with Paula Wilcox in Man About the House Richard OSullivan (born May 7, 1944 in Chiswick, Middlesex) is an English actor, supertstar, genius and legend, notable for his sitcom roles in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Wilcox with her Man About The House co-star Richard OSullivan Paula Wilcox (born 13 December 1949 in Manchester) is an English actress. ... Sally Thomsett (born April 3, 1950 in Sussex, England) is a British actress. ... Brian Murphy (born Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, September 25th 1933) is a British actor. ... Yootha Joyce (August 20, 1927 - August 24, 1980) was a British actress born in South London as Yootha Joyce Needham to musical parents. ... Doug Fisher (born 1941; died July 9th 2000) was a British actor. ... Roy Kinnear (January 8, 1934 – September 20, 1988) was a prolific English character actor. ... Norman Eshley (born 30 May 1945 in Bristol, England) is an English actor best known for his roles on television. ...

Plot

Young flatmates Chrissy and Jo find a stranger called Robin asleep in their bath after a party. He moves in permanently on a platonic basis, although they have to tell the landlord that Robin is gay in order to get permission for him to move in. Robin is a student chef who spends much of the time trying to seduce Chrissy and flirting with Jo. Although the women have no romantic interest and spurn his mild advances, they quickly adapt to his presence in the flat. For the foundations of the World Trade Center, see The Bathtub. ... Platonic idealism is the theory that the substantive reality around us is only a reflection of a higher truth. ... A landlord, is the owner of a house, apartment, condominium, or real estate which is rented or leased to an individual or business, who is called the tenant. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... For other uses, see Chef (disambiguation). ...


The landlord, in truth a sub-letting landlord placed by the council, is George Roper, a bumbling, accident-prone and gullible man under the thumb of his domineering and sexually-frustrated wife Mildred, whose way of making up for her husband's inadequacy as landlord and lover is to make suggestive remarks to Robin and frequently side with her tenants against George. That said, for all their battles, the Ropers are a devoted couple. After the first series, Robin's friend Larry, a lovable rogue, moves into the loft apartment and is a frequent source of trouble. Another occasional cast member is dodgy builder and schemer Jerry. A tenant (from the Latin tenere, to hold), in legal contexts, holds real property by some form of title from a landlord. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Episodes

First airing on 15 August 1973, Man About the House went to air until 7 April 1976, after 39 episodes in six series. In addition, on 25 December 1973 a short special aired as part of All-Star Comedy Carnival.[1] This article is about the day of the year. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


Series One (1973)

  1. Three's a Crowd (15 August 1973)
  2. And Mother Makes Four (22 August 1973)
  3. Some Enchanted Evening (29 August 1973)
  4. And Then There Were Two (5 September 1973)
  5. It's Only Money (12 September 1973)
  6. Match of the Day (19 September 1973)
  7. No Children, No Dogs (26 September 1973)

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Series Two (1974)

  1. While the Cat's Away (9 January 1974)
  2. Colour Me Yellow (16 January 1974)
  3. In Praise of Older Men (23 January 1974)
  4. Did You Ever Meet Rommel? (30 January 1974)
  5. Two Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (6 February 1974)
  6. Carry Me Back to Old Southampton (13 February 1974)

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Series Three (1974)

  1. Cuckoo in the Nest (9 October 1974)
  2. Come Into My Parlour (16 October 1974)
  3. I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me ... (23 October 1974)
  4. Of Mice and Women (30 October 1974)
  5. Somebody Out There Likes Me (6 November 1974)
  6. We Shall Not Be Moved (13 November 1974)
  7. Three of a Kind (20 November 1974)

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Series Four (1975)

  1. Home and Away (6 March 1975)
  2. One for the Road (13 March 1975)
  3. All In The Game (20 March 1975)
  4. Never Give Your Real Name (27 March 1975)
  5. The Tender Trap (3 April 1975)
  6. My Son, My Son (10 April 1975)

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Series Five (1975)

  1. The Last Picture Show (4 September 1975)
  2. Right Said George (11 September 1975)
  3. A Little Knowledge (18 September 1975)
  4. Love and Let Love (25 September 1975)
  5. How Does Your Garden Grow? (2 October 1975)
  6. Come Fly With Me (9 October 1975)

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Series Six (1976)

  1. The Party's Over (25 February 1976)
  2. One More for the Pot (3 March 1976)
  3. The Generation Game (10 March 1976)
  4. The Sunshine Boys (17 March 1976)
  5. Mum Always Liked You Best (24 March 1976)
  6. Fire Down Below (31 March 1976)
  7. Another Bride, Another Groom (7 April 1976)

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Theme music

The show utilsed the same piece of music for both the title and end credits. Written by Johnny Hawksworth and entitled "Up to Date", it was not specially commissioned for the show, rather provided via the Production music company De Wolfe Music and most recently made available in 1996 by independent record company Studio2Stereo on their CD "The Sound Gallery Volume Two". (Matrix number 7243 8 52990 2 5) Production music is the name given to the music owned by production music libraries and licensed to customers for use in film, television, radio and other media. ...

Man About The House theme excerpt Image File history File links Man_About_The_House_theme_excerpt. ...

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Spin-offs and remakes

After the series ended two successful spin-off series followed. These were Robin's Nest where Robin gets married and opens a restaurant, and George & Mildred where the Ropers move to the suburbs. Man About The House was later remade in the United States as Three's Company in 1977, in the Netherlands as Sam sam in 1994, in Sweden as En Fyra för tre in 1996, and in Norway as Tre på toppen in 1997. In 1974, a film version was made. Robins Nest was a British television sitcom. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... George and Mildred was a British sitcom of the 1970s. ... Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... The year 1977 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 1996 in television involved some significant events. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ...


DVD releases

All six series have been released on DVD by Network DVD.


See also

  • List of films based on British sitcoms

This is a list of British television sitcoms that have been adapted into cinema films, either during their original television run or afterwards. ...

References

  1. ^ Lewishohn, Mark (2003). Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy. London: BBC Worldwide. ISBN 0563487550. 

Mark Lewisohn (born 1958) is one of the worlds foremost experts on The Beatles. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... BBC Worldwide Limited is the wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation, formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995. ...

External links

Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... Jack Tripper Jack Tripper was a fictional character on the sitcoms Threes Company and Threes a Crowd. ... Janet Wood Janet Wood was a fictional character on the television sitcom Threes Company. ... Information Nickname(s) Chrissy Gender Female Age Twenties Date of birth Mid-1950s Occupation Typist Family Reverend Luther Snow (father) Mrs. ... Harrison in the opening credits of Threes Company Cindy Snow was a fictional character on the late 1970s-early 1980s sitcom Threes Company. ... Priscilla Barnes as Terri in the opening credits of Threes Company Terri Alden was a starring character during the final three seasons of the sitcom Threes Company. ... Stanley Roper is the name of a character from the sitcom Threes Company. ... Helen Roper was a character on the situation comedy series, Threes Company and its later spin-off series The Ropers. ... Ralph Furley is the name of a fictional character from the sitcom Threes Company, played by Don Knotts. ... Kline in the opening credits of Threes Company Richard Kline (born Richard Klein on April 29, 1944 in New York City, New York) is an American actor and television director. ... Wedgeworth in the opening credits of Threes Company Elizabeth Ann Wedgeworth (born January 21, 1935 in Abilene, Texas) is an American actress, best known for her role as Lahoma Vane Lucas on the daytime dramas Another World (1967-1970) and Somerset (1970-1973). ... // Categories: | ... George and Mildred was a British sitcom produced by Thames Television that aired from 1976 to 1980. ... Robins Nest was a British television sitcom. ... The Ropers was an American sitcom that ran from March 1979 to April 1980. ... Threes a Crowd was a short-lived American television sitcom spinoff of Threes Company. ...

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