Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was created by comedian Greg Davies and is doing really well on Channel 4 – Man Down

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Dan (Davies) is a childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life, helped along by his uniquely dysfunctional best friends, Jo (Conaty) and Brian (Wozniak). His inability to navigate the simplest of life’s tasks, whilst a listless teaching career and daily humiliation and torment by his Father (played by the late Rik Mayall), conspire to keep this Man Down.-IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

4 seasons

Characters:

Greg Davies – Dan

Roisin Conity – Jo

Mike Wozniak – Brian

Gwyneth Powell – Mum

Jeany Spark – Emma

Ashley Mcquire – Shakira

Trivia

  • The school scenes are filmed at the school where Greg Davies actually used to work as a teacher, even the same classroom is featured.
  • The late Rik Mayall played the father of Greg Davies and the brother of Stephanie Cole, (who replaced him in series two after his death.) He was in fact only ten years older than the former and seventeen years younger than the latter.
  • Bob from the cafe turns out to be played by Mark Hamill, yes that one, in episode 6 series 3

Classic Clips

Sunday Brunch

Police Community Officer

Too Far Gone For the Gym

Travelling Back in Time