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Ups and Downs of a Handyman, The (1975)

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Bob and Maggie inherit a country cottage but job opportunities in the area are scarce.

Bob advertises his services as a general handyman and finds himself inundated with calls from women who have jobs requiring urgent attention.

Known at various times as Confessions of a Handyman, Confessions of an Odd-Job Man and The Happy Housewives, this is another cheap-and-cheerful sex comedy in the vein of Timothy Lea’s naughty bestsellers.

Barry Stokes brings a certain cheeky charm to the title role, while Gay Soper, Sue Lloyd and Valerie Leon find him plenty to do around the house.

What little comedy there is comes from Benny Hill stalwart Bob Todd, as the local magistrate, and Chic Murray, as a harassed bobby.

Derrick Slater’s script is one long smutty gag, while John Sealey’s direction is perfunctory at best.

Bob
Barry Stokes
Maisie
Gay Soper
Blonde
Sue Lloyd
Squire Bullsworthy
Bob Todd
Mrs Bullsworthy
Olivia Syson
PC Knowles
Chic Murray
Newsagent
Robert Dorning
Newsagent’s daughter
Helli Louise
Maggie
Penny Meredith
Farmer Elgin
John Blythe
Redhead
Valerie Leon
Gasper
Harold Bennett
Polly
Julie Bond
Mrs Wain
Jeannie Collings
Mrs Knowles
Alexandra Dane
Schoolgirl
Ava Cadell
Mother
Pauline Letts
Jenny Elgin
Nita Lorraine

Director
John Sealey

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