Man About The House. Robin Tripp (Richard O'Sullivan). Copyright: Hammer Film Productions
Man About The House

Man About The House

  • 1974 film

When their landlord has to sell-up for redevelopment, Robin and his two female flatmates organise a petition to their local MP. Stars Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy and more.

Man About The House. Image shows from L to R: Chrissy Plummer (Paula Wilcox), Jo (Sally Thomsett), Robin Tripp (Richard O'Sullivan). Copyright: Hammer Film Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1974
Stars
Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Peter Cellier, Doug Fisher, Arthur Lowe and more
Writers
Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Director
John Robins
Producer
Roy Skeggs
Companies

Catering college student Robin Tripp shares a flat with two girls in a house on the small Edwardian Myddleton Terrace, NW8. When the owners of each of the neighbouring buildings are pressured to sell up by a property developer to make way for new offices, the trio - and their landlords, George & Mildred Roper - spearhead a campaign against the swift changing of the area.

As Chrissy says, "You can do anything in London except live! London needs houses, not great concrete blocks; I mean, if our generation doesn't do anything about it, there aren't going to be any houses for the next generation!"

Organising a petition to present to their local MP, the group are keen to save the area, and their own homes. But when George is convinced to sell behind Mildred's back, Robin, Jo and Chrissy look to become sitting tenants and a major thorn in the developers' side!

Additional details

UK certificate
A
Duration
92 minutes
Distributors

EMI

Also known as
  • MATH (Acronym)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 14th May 2022 at 7:00am on ITV3
  • Sunday 8th May 2022 at 9:40am on ITV3
  • Sunday 19th December 2021 at 10:45am on ITV3

Recording details

  • Elstree Film Studios
  • Thames Television - TV studios

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