Man About the House

Date: 1974
Director: John Robins
Production Company: Hammer Film Productions

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Brian Murphy, Yootha Joyce, Doug Fisher
Location(s): London

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Storyline:

An unscrupulous property developer wants to redevelop the street and George Roper is happy to take the money. His wife Mildred and their lodgers join with other residents to take a stand and keep things as they are.

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Screen captures and uncredited ‘now’ images uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

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Alma Square, Maida Vale, London NW8 standing in for Myddleton Terrace.

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a ground level shot . . . . I left the crane at home!

Larry drives Chrissy and Robin along north London roads.

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Alma Square, London NW8, identified by Tonyk.

Another North London location.

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Alma Square, Tonyk responsible for the ID, now shot by PW.

Larry drives Chrissy and Robin along another north London road.

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Abercorn Place, London NW8. Location by Tonyk . . . pic by PW.

Tonyk locates this as Nugent Terrace, London NW8 . . .

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Spot on (PW)

Larry drives Chrissy and Robin along north London roads (and pavements).

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Abercorn Place, London NW8. Replacing Tonyk's Google shot. This is looking down Hamilton Terrace at the approach of the junction. SJ

Tonyk found this location at Loudoun Road, London NW8.

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The filling station on left is long gone. Ground level view wih a larger tree in the centre of the roundabout. (PW)

Chrissy (Paula Wilcox) gets dropped off at Maida Vale Underground Station.

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Not much has changed here over the years.

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Larry pulls up at the college.

The surveyors move into Myddleton Terrace.

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The same location now.

Chrissy questions someone in the street.

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No game in the window this time - the view from outside. Nugent Terrace again.

Jo (Sally Thomsett) out canvassing for support.

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Nugent Terrace, London NW8, again identified by Tonyk.

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Chrissy approaches the television studios. Denis Hoare places this as Chrissy walking west along the service road away from the rear entrance of the Thames TV studios Euston Road, just about at the rear entrance to the Post Office. (RL)

Morris Pluthero (Peter Cellier) leaves his office. Stephen Freestone tells us - it's Euston Road outside the old Thames Studios, sadly they no longer exist! Denis Hoare tells us that Morris is leaving Euston Tower (286 Euston Road, he was working there at the time) and heading towards the Euston Rd/Hampstead Rd junction.. The blue window of Capital Radio is to the right. (RL)

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At the top to the right, the Euston Tower still stands. SJ

Robin (Richard O'Sullivan) comes home along Hamilton Gardens looking towards Garden Road.

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Hamilton Gardens, London NW8. Reverse of math010, therefore looking south. This replaces Tonyk's google shot posted on 20/4/12. SJ

The former Thames Television studios at 306 Euston Road London NW1 some 75 yards west of the Euston Tower.

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This is where roughly the studios were, alongside the tower which housed Capital Radio in my day. SJ

Looking across the road from Thames Television. Chrissy, Robin and Mildred Roper (Yootha Joyce) arrive at the studios.

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Euston Road, London NW1, Tonyk's Google shot now replaced by a not much more accurate effort. SJ