Wednesday, 17 October 2012

1973, Television: “Man About the House”

The British Thames Television sitcom “Man About the House” premièred on 15 August 1973 on ITV. It was broadcast for six series from 1973 to 1976. The series was written en created by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke and starred Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox and Sally Thomsett. After the series ended two spin-offs were made: “George and Mildred” and “Robin's Nest”.

When two young, attractive girls, Chrissy (Paula Wilcox) and Jo (Sally Thomsett), search for a third sharer to help pay the rent on their Earl's Court flat, they intended on finding another female. But they reconsider when they meet young Robin Tripp (Richard O'Sullivan), a catering student whom they discover asleep in their bath the morning after a party. It just so happens that he is on the look out for somewhere local to rent, he tries to win the girls over with his wit and charm, but it is his culinary skills that make him the dish of the day as far as Chrissy and Jo are concerned and so Robin becomes their third flatmate. This innocent menage a trois understandably raises a few eyebrows, particularly with their landlords, George (Brian Murphy) and Mildred Roper (Yootha Joyce), who live downstairs.
Sally Thomsett, Paula Wilcox and Richard O'Sullivan
Main Cast
  • Sally Thomsett as Jo
  • Paula Wilcox as Chrissy Plummer
  • Richard O'Sullivan as Robin Tripp
  • Yootha Joyce as Mildred Roper
  • Brian Murphy as George Roper
Sally Thomsett as Jo
Paula Wilcox as Chrissy
  • TP de Oro (Spain) for Best Foreign Actor: Richard O'Sullivan (1979)
  • TP de Oro (Spain) for Best Foreign Actress: Paula Wilcox (1979)
Opening Titles (1973)

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