That's My Boy (1981–1986)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy

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Ida Willis goes to her employment agency, only to find herself with a new job, for her son Shane she gave up for adoption years ago. This series shows how Molly gave up her son - and the miracle of fate bringing them back together.




  • Harold Goodwin in That's My Boy (1981)
  • Jennifer Lonsdale in That's My Boy (1981)
  • Carol Hawkins in That's My Boy (1981)
  • Jennifer Lonsdale and Mollie Sugden in That's My Boy (1981)
  • Carol Hawkins in That's My Boy (1981)
  • Carol Hawkins in That's My Boy (1981)

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18 August 2012 | darkeyes9090
| fond memories of an era
Watching this show brought back fond memories of both Mollie Sugden and of British comedies of those years. There really are not any plots to speak of with their only purpose being to encourage a few moments of simplistic escapism. The humor mostly relies on the characterizations of Mollie and her co stars. They are two dimensional and laden with mugging to the camera, but for me, charming. I did laugh when someone commented how terrific the theme song is. It consists of "la la la, that's my boy" repeated over and over again ad nauseum until I decided to fast forward through it after viewing the first few episodes.

I did find the series to improve as it went along. I would guess that you would really have to like Mollie in order to like the show, which I do. Of the two other lead characters, Jennifer Lonsdale, I can't find any other work she did after this series and Christopher Blake died fairly young. They do what they are supposed to do which is mainly to serve as backdrop for Mollie to bounce off of and are likable while doing it. Jennifer is very attractive and her wardrobe representing her character of a high fashion model is sometimes remarkable and sexy.

I found it to be very pleasant spending some evenings with this show.

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23 October 1981



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