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

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Series 5, Episode 5 - How Does Your Garden Grow

With their rent overdue, George talks Robin and Chrissy into clearing the garden. Chrissy decides to take a couple of the more attractive looking plant specimens indoors to brighten their flat, but Larry's got some alarming news for them - one's a cannabis plant!

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd October 1975
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 10th December 2012 5:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 11th December 2012 10:00am ITV3
Friday 20th December 2013 4:50pm ITV3
Thursday 2nd July 2015 1:50am ITV3
Monday 15th February 2016 4:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 16th February 2016 6:00am ITV3
Friday 22nd July 2016 5:20pm ITV3
Monday 14th November 2016 4:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 15th November 2016 6:10am ITV3
Monday 17th July 2017 4:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 18th July 2017 6:00am ITV3
Tuesday 19th November 2019 10:05am ITV3
Monday 27th January 2020 9:50am ITV3
Monday 30th March 2020 8:55am ITV3
Friday 3rd April 2020 9:30am ITV3
Thursday 18th June 2020 10:05am ITV3
Thursday 15th October 2020 9:35am ITV3
Thursday 22nd October 2020 1:05am ITV3
Wednesday 17th March 2021 9:55am ITV3
Monday 5th July 2021 9:45am ITV3
Thursday 7th October 2021 9:10am ITV3
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 8:05am ITV3
Thursday 24th March 2022 8:40am ITV3
Tuesday 9th August 2022 8:45am ITV3
Sunday 14th August 2022 6:00am ITV3
Friday 16th December 2022 8:35am ITV3
Monday 27th March 2023 8:05am ITV3
Tuesday 28th March 2023 1:45am ITV3

Cast & crew

Richard O'Sullivan Robin Tripp
Paula Wilcox Chrissy Plummer
Sally Thomsett Jo
Yootha Joyce Mildred Roper
Brian Murphy George Roper
Doug Fisher Larry Simmonds
Guest cast
Charles Morgan Teacher
Ken Watson Police Sergeant
Mike Savage Dustman
John Lyons Dustman
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
Peter Frazer-Jones Director
Peter Frazer-Jones Producer
Alex Macintyre Production Designer

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