Man About The House. Image shows from L to R: Chrissy Plummer (Paula Wilcox), Robin Tripp (Richard O'Sullivan), Jo (Sally Thomsett). Copyright: Thames Television.

Man About The House

ITV sitcom about a flat-sharing trio. 39 episodes (6 series), 1973 - 1976. Stars Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce and others.

Series 4

1. Home & Away

First broadcast: Thursday 6th March 1975

Robin and Chrissy borrow the Ropers' car and head to Southampton to see his beloved home team take on West Ham. Unfortunately it breaks down en route. Back in London, Mr Roper is sporting a brand new wig and is sure no one has noticed.

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2. One For The Road

First broadcast: Thursday 13th March 1975

Mr Roper has taken up home-brewing. Meanwhile, Chrissy's learning to drive and Robin's attempting to instruct.

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3. All In The Game

First broadcast: Thursday 20th March 1975

Roper is convinced the upstairs flat is riddled with woodworm, so Jo, Robin and Chrissy have to stay out overnight whilst Jerry and his workmate Tom begin fumigation. Larry's hoping to strike lucky with a new girl, so with nowhere else to go the trio are forced to camp down with Mr and Mrs Roper.

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4. Never Give Your Real Name

First broadcast: Thursday 27th March 1975

Larry's philandering looks set to cause him real trouble when one of his girlfriends fears she's pregnant. Unfortunately for Robin, he never gives out his real name...

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5. The Tender Trap

First broadcast: Thursday 3rd April 1975

Chrissy's nephew is to be Christened, and so Robin joins her on a trip to Sussex to visit her parents for the happy occasion. Much to his amusement and Chrissy's frustration, her mother seems intent on arranging their engagement! Mr Roper is more concerned with selling tickets to a concert.

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6. My Son, My Son

First broadcast: Thursday 10th April 1975

The tax man wants a meeting with Mr Roper, and Mildred is aghast to discover he's spent the last 19 years claiming tax relief for their non-existent son, Leslie - now apparently at university! Meanwhile upstairs, the trio are short of money and can't pay their rent, but Larry offers Robin a solution.

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