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

Man About The House

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1973 - 1976
  • 39 episodes (6 series)

When Chrissy and Jo search for a third tenant to help pay the rent, they intend on finding another female. But then they meet young Robin Tripp. Stars Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy and Doug Fisher

Episode menu

Series 4, Episode 5 - The Tender Trap

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd April 1975
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th November 2012 5:25pm ITV3
Monday 3rd December 2012 10:00am ITV3
Monday 1st July 2013 10:10am ITV3
Thursday 12th December 2013 5:15pm ITV3
Friday 13th December 2013 6:10am ITV3
Friday 5th February 2016 4:15pm ITV3
Sunday 7th February 2016 1:40am ITV3
Monday 8th February 2016 6:00am ITV3
Thursday 14th July 2016 5:20pm ITV3
Friday 4th November 2016 4:15pm ITV3
Monday 7th November 2016 6:00am ITV3
Friday 7th July 2017 4:10pm ITV3
Monday 10th July 2017 6:00am ITV3
Friday 17th January 2020 10:00am ITV3
Wednesday 25th March 2020 8:55am ITV3
Wednesday 1st April 2020 3:00am ITV3
Wednesday 10th June 2020 10:05am ITV3
Sunday 14th June 2020 6:25am ITV3
Monday 12th October 2020 9:35am ITV3
Monday 19th October 2020 2:10am ITV3
Tuesday 9th March 2021 9:50am ITV3
Sunday 14th March 2021 6:00am ITV3
Friday 25th June 2021 9:55am ITV3
Thursday 30th September 2021 9:05am ITV3
Friday 1st October 2021 1:50am ITV3
Friday 29th October 2021 8:05am ITV3
Saturday 30th October 2021 2:05am ITV3
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 9:10am ITV3
Friday 5th August 2022 8:10am ITV3
Wednesday 14th December 2022 8:05am ITV3
Monday 19th December 2022 1:55am ITV3
Wednesday 22nd March 2023 8:35am ITV3
Sunday 26th March 2023 12:55am ITV3

Cast & crew

Richard O'Sullivan Robin Tripp
Paula Wilcox Chrissy Plummer
Sally Thomsett Jo
Yootha Joyce Mildred Roper
Brian Murphy George Roper
Guest cast
Daphne Oxenford Mrs Plummer (Chrissy's Mother)
Glynn Edwards Dudley Plummer (Chrissy's Father)
Sheila Dunion Susan
John Colclough Ted
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
Peter Frazer-Jones Director
Peter Frazer-Jones Producer
John Plant Production Designer

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