Home To Roost - Series 1
Complete first series of the television comedy starring John Thaw. Henry Willows (Thaw) is a happily divorced bachelor whose life is turned upside down when his teenage son Matthew (Reece Dinsdale) decides to move back in with his old man after seven years apart. In this series, father and son clash when it comes to picking a new school for Matthew, and Henry demands that Matthew finds himself a suitable part-time job instead of relying on handouts from his father. Episodes are: 'A New Life'; 'Bad Apples'; 'All You Need is Love'; 'Suspect'; 'Dating Henry'; 'Small Change'; and 'The Way We Were'.
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John Thaw (Th Sweeney, Inspector Morse) and Reece Dinsdale (Born and Bred) star in Eric Chappell's (Rising Damp) comedy about the difference in age, taste and backgrounds that arise between father and son and the confrontations they can cause.
A New Life
Henry was divorced seven years ago and
apart from the daily visits of his cleaning
lady has grown used to living alone.The
sudden arrival of Matthew disturbs the
quiet, orderly running of the home.
Original ITV Transmission 19 April 1985
The differences of age and taste between
Harry and his son, Matthew, reach new
heights when the subject of education is
raised.There is more to education than
academic achievement but which school to
choose raises some problems...
Original ITV Transmission 26 April 1988
All You Need is Love
A girlfriend is introduced into the home.
Naturally, Henry objects to his son's choice,
but it is Mrs T who finds the incriminating
evidence in Matthew's bedroom.
Original ITV Transmission 3 May 1985
Henry Willows' next door neighbours' son
returns from college. Comparisons are
inevitable between Matthew and the student.
A great sportsman, industrious, considerate,
and well-mannered he may be, but Matthew
proves all that glistens is not gold.
Original ITV Transmission 10 May 1985
There is wine in the cooler and
candlesticks on the table, and Henry has
shaved and changed, but who is coming to
dinner? Matthew attempts to find out.
Original ITV Transmission 17 May 1985
Like all young people Matthew is desperate
for money, but his father refuses to support
him in his chosen career as a guitarist. Instead
he insists that he visits the job centre...
Original ITV Transmission 24 May 1985
The Way We Were
It's Henry's wedding anniversary, but after
seven years of separation there is nothing
to celebrate, so he goes to the club. While
he is out, Matthew welcomes a special
guest into his father's home.
Original ITV Transmission 31 May 1985
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