Man About The House, 1973
Running for thirty nine episodes across six series, Man About The House was the sitcom about two female and one male student flat sharing.
At the time of it’s broadcast the subject matter was considered very daring, a male sharing a flat with two females was not the done thing. The series was a huge success launching the careers of those that starred in it and creating two spin off series in the form of Robin’s Nest and George and Mildred.
When two young flatmates Chrissy and Jo awake the morning after a farewell party they’ve thrown for their departed flatmate, they find a stranger in their bath.
The Stranger is Robin Tripp, a student chef. As neither of the girls can cook they persuade Robin to stay on ‘platonic’ basis. ~They tell the landlord Mr Roper that Robin is gay to convince him to allow Robin to stay.
The show focuses on the relationships between the two girls, their male flatmate and their Landlord Mr Roper and his wife Mildred.
Robin Tripp – Richard O’ Sullivan
Chrissy Plummer – Paula Wilcox
Jo – Sally Thomsett
George Roper – Brian Murphy
Mildred Roper – Yootha Joyce
Written By: Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Produced By: Peter Frazer – Jones
Original Run: 15th August 1973 – 7th April 1976