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Home To Roost (ITV 1985-1990, John Thaw, Reece Dinsdale)



In sitcom Home To Roost divorced middle aged father Henry Willow is put out when his teenage son Matthew turns up to live with him after years spent living with his mother.

There was an American version called You Again? This saw Elizabeth Bennett repeating her role as Enid (only this time her surname was Tompkins not Thompson).

Home to Roost was another popular vehicle for John Thaw, written by the famed Eric Chappell of Rising Damp fame.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 28×25 minute episodes 1×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 19 April 1985 – 19 January 1990 4 Seasons + 1 Special

Writer: Eric Chappell / Producers: David Reynolds, Vernon Lawrence

John Thaw as Henry Willows
Reece Dinsdale as Matthew Willows
Elizabeth Bennett as Enid Thompson (series 1 & 2)
Joan Blackham as Fiona Fennell (series 3)