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 6 - The Party

Man Down. Image shows from L to R: Dan (Greg Davies), Bob (Mark Hamill). Copyright: Avalon Television
Dan's teaching career is reduced to a few words in his final school assembly. But with seismic news, shocking revelations and sinister developments, will Dan's world turn completely upside-down?

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Dan's teaching career is reduced to a few words in his final school assembly and some parting gestures from his child nemesis and Mr Klackoff. With Jo in sole charge of organising a Skype-ably impressive party at her shop, Dan can surely relax knowing that this is all in safe hands. But with the usually unflappable Nesta wrong-footed by sinister 'Daddy', Mum taking a turn for the worse, as well as the revelation of a mysterious terror-inducing local and seismic news from America... will Dan's world turn completely upside-down in this series finale?

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 17th August 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 20th August 2016 12:05am C4
Wednesday 24th August 2016 1:35am 4seven
Monday 8th May 2017 2:50am More4
Saturday 19th November 2022 12:55am C4

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
Elliot Levey Mr. Hogan
Tony Robinson Deadalus
Madeleine Harris Karen
Alfie Davis Dennis
Frankie Akhurst Robin
Steven Berkoff Mr Klackov
Guest cast
Mia Drewett School Student / Class Kid
Hayley Jayne Standing Miss Charman
Carolyn Backhouse Anne Finton
Mark Hamill Bob
Philippe Spall Francois
Kefin Mahon Doctor
Aimery Acheampong Class Kid
Aaron Beasley Class Kid
Austin Britton Class Kid
Morgan Bunce Class Kid
Tiasha Chouhan Class Kid
Luke Dickinson (as Luke Dickenson) Class Kid
Joshua Langley Class Kid
Brandon McBarnette Class Kid
Jade-Marie Mendonaca-Phillips Class Kid
Charlotte Moores Class Kid
Anne-Marie Savage Class Kid
Shelby Thomas Class Kid
Grace Westbrook Class Kid
Ryan Wiggins Class Kid
Writing team
Greg Davies Writer
Stephen Morrison Writer
Mike Wozniak Writer
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 6 outtakes

Greg Davies is having a party, interrupting lines and getting shouted at.

Featuring: Greg Davies (Dan), Mike Wozniak (Brian) & Ashley McGuire (Shakira).

Press

As Greg Davies's sitcom concludes, it's Dan's last day before he heads to the US to join his lady love, Emma. While some will scarcely miss his haplessness, Jo is trying to make his departure go with a bang, sorting out a party bus. Well, a van. A van that smells of meat. In fact, it's a meat van. Things go from bad to worse when the party and its guests go awol, but Tony Robinson's Daedalus finally gets his comeuppance, so it's not all bad.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 17th August 2016

The bad news is that this is the last in the series. The good news is that the episode ends with a cliff hanger so all indications are that it'll be returning for a fourth series.

Dan makes his final preparations as he gets ready to depart for a new life in America. Jo is in charge of hosting his farewell party and intended to use her appropriately named shop, Special Needs, as the venue but when it suddenly gets closed down she has to use the back of a removal van. So when it drives off without them, it seems the party is over, but Dan has a plan. There's no way he's leaving without a party.

Elsewhere, sly old Daddy tries to prevent Dan's mum from seeing him off, but his evil schemes are finally disrupted, and Star Wars fans will need to have their eyes peeled to spot a weird cameo from Mark Hamill.

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 17th August 2016

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