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 7 - Leaving

As Matthew prepares to leave for college, beleaguered father Henry can't wait to return to a self-styled bachelor existence.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th January 1990
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 24th October 2012 4:50pm ITV3
Thursday 25th October 2012 10:35am ITV3
Tuesday 14th May 2013 4:10pm ITV3
Thursday 26th September 2013 4:45pm ITV3
Friday 27th September 2013 6:10am ITV3
Tuesday 15th April 2014 4:15pm ITV3
Wednesday 16th April 2014 6:00am ITV3
Wednesday 30th July 2014 4:55pm ITV3

Cast & crew

John Thaw Henry Willows
Reece Dinsdale Matthew Willows
Guest cast
Ian Tucker Frank Willows
Nigel Leach Jason
Francesca Hall Terry
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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