Home To Roost. Image shows from L to R: Matthew Willows (Reece Dinsdale), Henry Willows (John Thaw). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Home To Roost

ITV sitcom about an adult father and son. 29 episodes (4 series), 1985 - 1990. Stars John Thaw, Reece Dinsdale, Elizabeth Bennett and Joan Blackham.

Home To Roost. Image shows from L to R: Matthew Willows (Reece Dinsdale), Henry Willows (John Thaw). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Home To Roost

Henry Willows is more than happy with his life of almost solitude until Matthew, his 18-year old son turns up, and wants to move in permanently

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1985 - 1990
Channel
ITV
Episodes
29   (4 series)
Starring
John Thaw, Reece Dinsdale, Elizabeth Bennett and Joan Blackham
Writer
Eric Chappell
Director
David Reynolds
Producers
Vernon Lawrence and David Reynolds

Henry Willows leads the life he wants, after divorcing his wife and leaving his family some seven years previously. His quiet life is made suddenly a lot more noisy by the arrival of his 18-year old son, who has left home because of his mother's new boyfriend.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune is an instrumental version of the song Consider Yourself, from the musical Oliver!.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 19th April 1985 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 19th January 1990 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last repeat
Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 4:55pm on ITV3

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