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 4, Episode 2 - Front Runner

Henry suggests that Matthew might find a holiday job to eke out his meagre grant. But then Matthew turns up at his office.

Broadcast details

Friday 8th December 1989
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 17th October 2012 4:35pm ITV3
Thursday 18th October 2012 10:00am ITV3
Tuesday 7th May 2013 4:05pm ITV3
Thursday 19th September 2013 4:50pm ITV3
Tuesday 8th April 2014 4:20pm ITV3
Wednesday 9th April 2014 6:10am ITV3
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 4:50pm ITV3

Cast & crew

John Thaw Henry Willows
Reece Dinsdale Matthew Willows
Guest cast
John Bird F G Fielding
Colin Jeavons Edward Walker
Jeffry Wickham Dugdale
Writing team
Eric Chappell Writer
Production team
David Reynolds Director
David Reynolds Producer
Lance Tattersall Editor
Tony Jones Production Designer
Peter Knight Musical Director

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