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

Man About The House

1974 British comedy film about a group of flatmates. Stars Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy and others.

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.

Man About The House

When their landlord has to sell-up for redevelopment, Robin and his two female flatmates organise a petition to their local MP

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

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!

Production Details

UK certificate
A
Duration
92 minutes
Release date
1974
Distributor

EMI

Production company
Also known as
  • MATH (Acronym)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 9th June 2018 at 8:45am on ITV3

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