Man about the House

Man about the House

John Robins (1974)

A Certificate


Our Score
Great cast, shame about the script. Not the product you would normally associate with Hammer, but this spin-off from the popular TV series was the kind of project the House of Horror was forced to resort to as the fright business took a down turn in the mid-1970s. The material is thinner than a bedsit wall as housemates Richard O'Sullivan, Sally Thomsett and the excellent Paula Wilcox team up with their inimitable landlords Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce after they come up against unscrupulous property developers. Watch out for welcome turns from Spike Milligan and Arthur Lowe.


Student chef Robin and his two female flatmates discover the council is planning to demolish the terrace where they live. Their landlord is happy to take the money being offered for his property, but his wife sides with the tenants in fighting the plan. Movie version of the 1970s sitcom, starring Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy.

Cast & Crew

Robin Tripp Richard O'Sullivan
Chrissy Paula Wilcox
Jo Sally Thomsett
Mr Roper Brian Murphy
Mrs Roper Yootha Joyce
Larry Simmonds Doug Fisher
Morris Pluthero Peter Cellier
Sir Edmund Weir Patrick Newell
Hazel Lovett Aimi MacDonald
Jack Smethurst Jack Smethurst
Spike Milligan Spike Milligan
Rudolph Walker Rudolph Walker
Spiros Arthur Lowe
Director John Robins
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains swearing.Available on: video and DVD