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 5 - Adopted

Man Down. Image shows from L to R: Cathy (Edele Lynch), Dan (Greg Davies). Copyright: Avalon Television
Dan shares the shocking news of his adoption with his best mates and embarks on a search for a life that could have been.

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Dan shares the shocking news of his adoption with his best mates and embarks on a search for a life that could have been. Brian's children are bored and a trip to the beach with Jo and Dan sounds far more exciting than their father's dull plans. But will he take the risk of getting sand in his beloved Renault Scenic and, more to the point, expose his kids to a day out with his ever-irresponsible friends? Cultural awakenings and jeopardy await...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 10th August 2016
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 12th August 2016 11:40pm C4
Wednesday 17th August 2016 2:00am 4seven
Monday 8th May 2017 2:20am More4

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Dan
Roisin Conaty Jo
Mike Wozniak Brian
Gwyneth Powell Mum
Stephanie Cole Nesta
Ashley McGuire Shakira
Tony Robinson Deadalus
Guest cast
Jocelyn Macnab Lucy
Poppy Polivnick Daisy
Edele Lynch Cathy
Janie Booth Old Irish Woman
Frank Dunne Old Irish Man
Ken Farrington Neighbour
Stephen Morrison (as Steve Morrison) Toilet Official
Writing team
Greg Davies Writer
Stephen Morrison Writer
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


Series 3, Episode 5 outtakes

Greg lip syncs Kelly Clarkson's hit song and proves that he has a very expressive face.

Featuring: Greg Davies (Dan), Roisin Conaty (Jo) & Mike Wozniak (Brian).


Greg Davies's amiable sitcom reaches the penultimate episode of its third season. The sound of the Star-Spangled Banner fades into the background as Dan's discovery of his adoption certificate sinks in and his mind wanders to the life he could have led. A good time to escape from the squalor of his adoptive family and take to the beach with Jo (Roisin Conaty) - a trip that also appeals to Brian's children, at least when the only other option available is a dull day out with their fastidious father (Mike Wozniak).

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 10th August 2016

It's time for 'Man Down' to grow up - review

Who is Man Down (Channel 4) for? Or rather, who was it for? There's one episode to go in the third series and there's a sense that it is seeing itself out, and perhaps won't be allowed back in through Channel 4's doors.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 10th August 2016

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