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

Home To Roost

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1985 - 1990
  • 29 episodes (4 series)

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. Stars John Thaw, Reece Dinsdale, Elizabeth Bennett and Joan Blackham.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - A New Life

Henry Willows was divorced seven years ago when his wife took up with another man, and apart from the daily visits of his cleaning lady he has grown used to living alone. The sudden arrival of 17-year-old Matthew, one of his three long-estranged children, disturbs the quiet, orderly running of the home.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th April 1985
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 15th August 2011 5:00pm ITV3
Tuesday 16th August 2011 8:40am ITV3
Monday 17th September 2012 4:50pm ITV3
Thursday 25th October 2012 4:55pm ITV3
Friday 26th October 2012 1:30am ITV3
Friday 26th October 2012 10:30am ITV3
Friday 5th April 2013 4:10pm ITV3
Monday 19th August 2013 4:55pm ITV3
Tuesday 20th August 2013 6:00am ITV3
Friday 7th March 2014 4:10pm ITV3
Monday 10th March 2014 6:10am ITV3
Monday 2nd June 2014 4:40pm ITV3

Cast & crew

John Thaw Henry Willows
Reece Dinsdale Matthew Willows
Elizabeth Bennett Enid Thompson
Writing team
Eric Chappell Writer
Production team
David Reynolds Director
Vernon Lawrence Producer
Mike Pearson Editor
Colin Pigott Production Designer
Paddy Stern Casting Director
Tony Sharpe Graphics
Peter Knight Musical Director

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