Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Veteran comedian and comedy writer Tim Brooke-Taylor played the title role in this British sitcom. The story concerned the various misadventures of Tom and Alice Hammond (Brooke-Taylor and Diane Keen), who had been comfortably married for 20 years. Long the breadwinner of the family, Tom found his status diminished when wife Alice, an aspiring writer, managed to publish a best-selling novel. The humor arose from the sudden fame thrust upon Alice and the equally sudden subordinate position that Tom ended up assuming in the household -- and in the eyes of the reading public. The 13 episodes of You Must Be the Husband were beamed out to British viewers in two "series," from September 8 to October 20, 1987, and from February 29 to April 4, 1988.