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February 7, 2014
An amusing spin off from the popular tv series. Housing developers wish to knock down the houses but the tennants fight back, despite Mr Roper's best efforts to get his grubby little mits on the money!
Super Reviewer
July 17, 2011
Has a different feel to it than the show - inferior for sure, but still one of those movies you can't be too hard on. None of the great UK 70's sit coms really translated that well to feature length movies, but if you liked the show, this is still worth a look. More of the same, just recycled into a movie, but still fun to see how young they all look here.
July 14, 2011
Enjoyable movie offshoot of the outstanding 70s Britcom. All of the old favourites are in it. Robin plays strip poker with the girls in hope of getting lucky. Whereas the TV series was featured mostly in the residence, we get to see Robin at work as a trainee chef and it has the cast all outside a bit more. Good fun for sure, but it's not up to the standard of the TV series. The comic talents of George, Mildred and Larry are a bit wasted in the movie.
½ April 29, 2011
Above average TV spin off produced by Hammer Films.
August 31, 2010
Some sit-coms should just be left in their television slot, and this is one example. Unfunny and only a semblence of a plot, it's no more than an excuse to have a long badly written episode put onto film for eternity.
March 27, 2010
Enjoyable reflection of easier times when you could park your car right outside your house in Maida Vale and there was hardly any traffic in London.
March 15, 2009
again a brilliant film version of what was AND STILL IS a classic and well funny sitcom, with the still sexy SALLY THOMSETT and PAULA WILCOX, well worth getting this dvd.even has the late ARTHUR LOWE as a greedy developer who is hoping to flatten the row of houses where richard o'sullivan and cast(yootha joyce and brian murphy as well and LARRY FISHER as robin tripps mate).of course a happy ending is not far away
June 7, 2008
Great, loved this classic suggestive fruity comedy from swingin seventies.
October 14, 2007
Film of the classic sitcom. Would have got 5 stars but some of the dialogue is incredibly un PC.
½ October 6, 2007
I enjoyed this. But its really for fans of the show. Its kinda strange. The characters are the same, the comedy is the same but things feel different. Shot on film and using different sets with no studio audience gives the whole MATH thing a different vibe. The situations don't quite hold up in the longer feature format but the film still provides enough nostalgic appeal for the hardcore fan.
July 20, 2007
"can you make that vanilla a chocolate ice-cream instead?"

"sprinkle some curry powder on it, they won't know the difference!"
June 27, 2007
The best thing about these film versions of sitcoms is that the plots seldom bear much similarity to the "sit" of the original series. So in Are You Being Served? for instance, you get the entire cast going on holiday together, no questions asked. Bless This House introduces Terry Scott and Peter Butterworth apropos nothing. Possibly the biggest deviation comes from this film, with the fraught five-way dynamic of the series getting the boot early on when the cast find themselves uniting to save their lodgings from the clutches of ruthless property developer Peter 'Sir Frank is in charge of civil service pay' Cellier. It's a plot hardly worthy of an also-ran Children's Film Foundation adventure, but it's all carried off with a such an end-of-term sense of fun you hardly notice. After O'Sullivan and Bill Maynard sabotage his posh dinner date with Wilcox (consisting, of course, of prawn cocktail followed by Steak Diane), Cellier climbs into a taxi and utters the key line - "Thames Television studios, Euston Road, please" - so waving a fond goodbye to the demands of plot and a big hello to "a galaxy of Thames stars" from Bill Grundy, through Jack Smethurst and Rudolph Walker indulging in a terrible pull-back-and-reveal racial gag, Michael Robbins as an old flame of Mildred's, to an extravagantly bearded Spike "gotta get these things OUT!!" Milligan. It's the nearest thing there is to a Christmas special on film, really, and for that, to say nothing of the wonderfully wistful closing credits theme.
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