The laughs derive from the old adage, like father like son. The arrival of Henry Willows estranged 18 year old son on his doorstep causes concern. Henry not only sees his much loved solitude dissapear but also is reminded of his own youth.
John Thaw as Henry Willows
Reece Dinsdale as Matthew Willows
Elizabeth Bennett as Enid Thompson
Joan Blackham as Fiona Fennell
Home To Roost Fan Tributes
5 Pam Bray from New Zealand: Favourite episode (there were so many) tho the Skegness holiday sticks in my mind with Matthews attempts to brighten up the time for a visiting young lady; and poor old Dad being blamed for the kebab! also the episode when Dad was teaching Matthew to box. I have these episodes on video and watch them occassionally; also I like to follow Reece Dinsdales carreer; I also watched him in the series "Haggard" - with Keith Barron - that show was classic! I also have a few episodes of that one saved to a video tape. John Thaw of course was a great actor in later years I had watched him in the Inspector Morse series..shame they dont have shows like these any more!
4 lynne from scotland: i was only like two yrs old when it was first out always catch it on itv3 its a gid programe ma fav esp so far was when matthew was trying to get his parents back together
3 Steve from Dorchester: John Thaw showed himself to be very capable as a comedy actor. He had a dryness that worked and he never tried too hard.
2 Sue from Liverpool: This was one of those eighties sitcoms that passed you by but was underated in some ways. My favourite episode was when a pregnant punk came to stay. I think John Thaw proved himself to be a good comedy actor in this series. He will be sorely missed.
1 Sue from Liverpool: I loved John Thaw in this and his on-screen son, Matthew was good too. It was very typical of those mid eighties sitcoms. They passed you by and weren't really remembered. This was another eighties sitcom that was a bit underrated as far as I was concerned. It had it's moments, especially that episode when Matthew brings home a pregnant punk girl! I've still got that on tape somewhere! I think John Thaw did comedy very well! He is sorely missed.
1959-08-06: Reece Dinsdale (Matthew Willows) was born in Normanton, England
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