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Man About the House

Now THIS is a comedy great! Paula Wilcox and Sally Thomsett are two flatmates sharing a London flat. After a wild party, they find catering student Richard O'Sullivan asleep in their bath. He's invited to stay when they discover his cooking beats theirs. The landlords, Mr and Mrs Roper, only agree to this arrangement after the girls trick them into believing that Robin is homosexual and that there will be no hanky-panky in the flat! The original titles, filmed almost entirely outside Waterloo tube station, are highly amusing and were used for both the first two series. Notice how Thomsett's name appears over a shot of her wiggling bottom! Meanwhile, the groovy end credits are very evocative of 1973; the hairdryers and platform shoes are particuarly kitsch. The memorable theme tune, by Thames ident composer Johnny Hawksworth, is a KPM library track called 'Up To Date'.