Man About The House Series 1, Episode 3 (Summary)

Man About the House (British TV Series)Some Enchanted Evening

First Aired: 29-08-1973

Written by: Brian Cooke & Johnnie Mortimer 

Jo has a new boyfriend. His name is David and he is a real gentleman. He took her dancing. Then when he brought her home he shook her hand.

“What, before or after?” Chrissy asks her

“Instead of,” says a perplexed-looking Jo, who is now worried that she is losing her sex appeal. Chrissy cannot offer an opinion on the subject and so the girls seek Robin’s advice. After all, he is the resident man about the house.

“Well what do you want him to do?” Robin asks.

“Nothing,” Jo replies.

“But that’s exactly what he’s doing.”

“Well he could try, couldn’t he?”

Then the girls come up with a way to encourage David to come out of his shell and try a little harder. Jo will cook him a romantic dinner for two.

One problem:  she can’t cook.

The answer: Robin will have to cook it for her.

Paula Wilcox, Richard O'Sullivan, Brian Murphy, and Yootha Joyce in a scene from "Some Enchanted Evening" (Man About the House: Series 1, Episdoe 3)Robin is not keen on the idea, though, he does enough cooking at college, but his protests are short-lived when Chrissy catches him in the bath and brandishes a bottle of perfume over the water. If he does not want to smell like a puff, he will have to do as the girls want. It is a convincing argument and Robin has no choice other than to agree. Unfortunately for Robin, the perfume later gets spilt anyway and the smell just won’t wash off.

When Jo’s big evening arrives Robin and Chrissy go down to the Ropers for the evening to give her some space. Robin still smells of perfume and assures an uncomfortable-looking Mr Roper that there is an explanation for his less than masculine odour. “Yes, I’m sure,” says Roper and quickly changes the subject: “Anyone fancy a game of monopoly?”



Robin Tripp ~~~ Richard O’Sullivan
Chrissy ~~~ Paula Wilcox
Jo ~~~ Sally Thomsett
Mrs Roper ~~~ Yootha Joyce
Mr Roper ~~~ Brian Murphy
David ~~~ Steve Patterson

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