Yes, Christopher Chittell appeared in Man About the House TV Series as Alan.
Christopher John Chittell is an English actor, known for his role as Eric Pollard in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.
He has portrayed the role since 1986, making him the longest-serving cast member in the soap’s history.
Chittell was born in Aldershot, Hampshire. His father served in the Indian Army, and on leaving school Chittell intended to join the Royal Navy, but instead, he became a model.
His first acting stint was in 1964, with the National Theatre, at Chichester Festival Theatre, in Peter Shaffer’s The Royal Hunt of the Sun. He appeared as Potter in the 1967 film To Sir, with Love.
In 1968 he appeared as a Trooper in The Charge of the Light Brigade, and made an uncredited appearance in If…. .
This was followed by a starring role as one of the Freewheelers, made as an action/adventure children’s serial by Southern Television between 1968 and 1973.
He performed on stage at the Old Vic in Macbeth with Peter O’Toole. In 1972, Chittell appeared in the untransmitted Doomwatch episode “Sex and Violence”, playing Dick Burns, widely believed to be a parody of Cliff Richard and Richard’s part in the Nationwide Festival of Light. The “Sex and Violence” episode was included as part of the Doomwatch DVD box set released in April 2016.