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Catering student Robin Tripp sees nothing untoward about sharing a flat with two girls, Chrissy and Jo. It's an arrangement that suits all parties admirably unless the girls try their hand at cooking or Robin's animal urges get the better of him but it's a source of ongoing consternation to their landlords, Mr and Mrs Roper!
This feature-film spinoff from the massively popular television series stars Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox and Sally Thomsett as the groovy flatmates and Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy as landlords George and Mildred. Transferred in High Definition from original film elements, Man About the House guest stars Love Thy Neighbour's Jack Smethurst and Rudolph Walker, alongside Arthur Lowe, Bill Maynard and comedy genius Spike Milligan!
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I've added photos of the box, which seems to be a small thin dvd case, which for the price is outrageous. I love Network releases, but this is taking the biscuit a bit. Eleven quid for a slip case film?
The quality is fine as always. But do yourself a favour and please, please make sure you wait til it cheapens itself, because a slip case dvd is not worth 11 quid by any standard.
Please check my photos for this new release.
Come on, Network! You can do better!!
Film is five stars, the release and quality are five stars but the case is a two star cheap production!
Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce shared a good on-screen chemistry, as the feuding landlord spouses George and Mildred Roper, and these two DO share some genuinely funny scenes together throughout the entire run (and managed to liven up scenes shared with the rest of the cast), so I've decided to give the series an extra star. The prospect of catching G&M helped me soldier on through the entire collection, for which I am eternally grateful.
To be fair, the quality of some episodes does seem to improve a little in later series, thanks in no small part to what appeared to be increased participation from G&M... The couple were the glue that held the series together (without which the show would have sunk without trace). Generally a disappointing show, but at least I still have other 70's sitcoms I enjoy to fall back on.
Considering the age of the material, the picture and sound quality is good. There are no subtitles.
I was only born in 1971 so I’m too young to remember the series when it was first on. I’m really into 70’s comedies and have amassed quite a collection of them on DVD (Love Thy Neighbour, On The Buses, Bless This House, Open All Hours). The 1970’s were when I feel British comedy was at its best. Thames Television and LWT Television made some superb series in the 70’s.
Man About The House might be classed as dated and not politically correct (I really hate the term politically correct) but the top and bottom of it is, its comedy and it makes you laugh and how it does this is irrelevant.
The actors are superbly casted and superbly acted and the one-liners, jokes, and innuendo gel together to make Man About The House a classic. Richard O’Sullivan plays a superb part as Robin Tripp and the chemistry between Chrissy (Paula Wilcox) and Jo (Sally Thomsett) is perfect. Sally Thomsett plays a superb part as been a bit of a dumb blonde and Paula Wilcox plays a superb part of regularly battling of wits with Richard O’Sullivan.
The landlord and landlady are played by Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce (who later went on to have their own series, which span off of Man About The House and was called George & Mildred). Mildred has a roving eye for Robin (as she gets very little attention from George and George makes any excuse to not be passionate). The acting by Yootha Joyce is superb (tragic she died so young). The chemistry between Yootha and Brian is superb and its easy to see why the had their own series after Man About The House; Mildred is always putting George down with some funny and caustic one liners. In the first episode, the scene where George goes up to the girls flat to find out why they have a man stopping there after been informed off of Mildred (who had called at the girls flat earlier) without his permission and who is dress in woman’s clothes is hilarious. Unbeknown to George, the girls have a female caller who is interested in sharing the girls flat. George goes into the flat and is determined to have it out with the man who is dressed in woman’s clothes and then starts to prod the chest area to see if it is indeed a man dressed in woman’s clothes. George picks the female caller by mistake and gets a smack across the face for prodding the ladies bosoms. It’s an hilarious scene and one that remains funny no matter how many times you watch it. But this is the same for Man About the House in general, its just funny no matter how many times you watch it. To me, this is the sign of a well written comedy.
The series ran between 1973-1976 and spanned over 39 episodes and also included a film. All the 39 episodes are on this boxset but the film IS NOT. So if you require the film, you will need to look elsewhere for it. The film is quite rare and also is quite expensive too (judging by the prices some of the sellers are charging for it on Amazon). I’ve watched the film and although I found it good, it wasn’t as good as the TV episodes I found. It’s definitely worth watching.
Other things to note are two series span off of Man About The House. The first was George & Mildred and the second was Robin’s Nest.
George & Mildred spins off Man About The House after they sell the flats and move to a rather posh new housing estate where they move next door to some rather snobbish neighbours called the Fourmile’s. Jeffrey Fourmile and George don’t get along as Jeffrey thinks George is common and George thinks Jeffrey is a stuck up twit. Mildred and Jeffrey’s wife get along fine.
Robin’s Nest is basically where Robin Tripp gets his wish of having his own restaurant after finishing his college course.