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Man Down. Dan (Greg Davies). Copyright: Avalon Television
Man Down

Man Down

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2013 - 2017
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom starring Greg Davies as Dan, a teacher with crushing character flaws. Also features Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak, Gwyneth Powell, Stephanie Cole, Jeany Spark and more.

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Series 3, Episode 4 - The Visa

Man Down. Image shows from L to R: Jo (Roisin Conaty), Dan (Greg Davies), US Official (Reginald D Hunter). Copyright: Avalon Television
Issues at home force Dan back into to the gym... although working out is the last thing he wants to do.

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Further details

Dan tries to keep his plan to emigrate to the USA moving at pace, but with the complicated issue of a visa to negotiate he knows he needs to draw on all his inner steel to have any chance. With the increasing likelihood of Dan's American Dream turning into a nightmare, Jo tries her best to help, while Brian is less concerned by his idiot friend's, at best, questionable idea. Meanwhile, issues at home force Dan back into to the gym... although working out is the last thing he wants to do.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Greg Davies Dan
Roisin Conaty Jo
Mike Wozniak Brian
Gwyneth Powell Mum
Stephanie Cole Nesta
Jeany Spark Emma
Ashley McGuire Shakira
Isy Suttie Ally Clarke
Tony Robinson Deadalus
Alfie Davis Dennis
Frankie Akhurst Robin
Guest cast
Daniel Adegboyega Ben (Gym Trainer / Manager)
Reginald D Hunter US Official
Dave Berry Builder
Richard Syms Martin Gavin
Marlene Sidaway Old Lady on Bus
Jocelyn Macnab Lucy
Poppy Polivnick Daisy
Writing team
Greg Davies Writer
Stephen Morrison Writer (Additional Material)
Sian Harries Writer (Additional Material)
Ed Gamble Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Wozniak Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Al Campbell Director
Toby Welch Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Christopher Watson Editor
Sam Harley (as Samantha Harley) Production Designer
Chris Egan Composer
Bob Bradley Composer
Trystan Francis Composer

Video

Series 3, Episode 4 outtakes

Is Dan living in the gym?

Featuring: Greg Davies (Dan), Saima Fairdows & Isy Suttie (Ally Clarke).

Press

The sinister "Daddy" gets his feet nicely under the table tonight so Dan feels he has no option but to leave home. He tries to retreat with dignity, saying he'll only take what he owns - but this means he's left with nothing: his coat was a hand-me-down and "Daddy" takes great pleasure in pointing out that his car is registered in his father's name. And so Dan marches out into the street with nothing but a tiny blue chair and, throughout the episode, he clings to it.

Homeless and alone, he's increasingly keen to emigrate to America, but the severe officials at the US Embassy are not impressed when Dan fills out visa forms unwashed, unshaven, and with that little blue chair. You must enter an address, they command, but he has none and so sneaks into the local all-night gym and starts living there. But this only makes things worse when he returns to give his address as "The 24 Hour Pump Zone".

Poor Dan. At least he has his little blue chair.

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 3rd August 2016

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