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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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Third series of misadventures for Greg Davies's shambolic teacher. A disciplinary carpeting from the authorities is on the cards due to a simple misjudgment over a wine box and Dan's drama class. The route to avoid being ostracised by Ofsted lies with the school's tempestuously eccentric caretaker (played, in keeping with the show's knack for grabbing big names, by Steven Berkoff). What could possibly go wrong? Regular viewers of Man Down might well guess.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 13th July 2016

Greg Davies on Man Down Series 3

This series, Davies says Dan will be "forced into more decisions".

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 13th July 2016

That dreadful series of Top Gear was good for one thing at least: it featured the gigantic Greg Davies one week as the Star In A Reasonably Priced And Frankly Humiliating Cheap Copy Of Clarkson's Ideas. I jumped for joy at Davies's appearance as this surely meant his brilliant sitcom, Man Down, was coming back. I love the show. Even my dog loves it.

Davies plays Dan, a pathetic, lovelorn, middle-aged man who hates his job and lives with his mum, "Old Woman" who, this week, brings a new boyfriend home - a brash Yorkshireman played by Tony Robinson who takes a furious dislike to Dan. Things are tough at school when Dan is summoned to a disciplinary hearing. He must try and destroy his HR file but a new janitor, a mentally unstable Serbian played by Steven Berkoff, stands in the way.

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 13th July 2016

Man Down Series 3 review

For the classroom scenes provide so many of the best lines in the sharp script, often from the kids in Dan's drama class.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 13th July 2016

TV preview: Man Down, C4

Good to see Greg Davies back as helpless, hapless, hopeless giant man-child teacher Dan. There are some nice new treats in the supporting cast too, but they have to have pretty big personalities to stand a chance of competing with Davies. Luckily they are.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 11th July 2016

Greg Davies: tricky being anonymous when you're 6ft 8

Funny man Greg Davies, 48, on finding comedy fame late in life, needing therapy, and why he'd love to play a Bond villain...

Lara Kilner, The Mirror, 3rd July 2016

Mark Hamill is a massive fan of... Bottom

Greg Davies reveals how he was able to cast the Luke S star in the third series of his Channel 4 comedy Man Down.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 30th June 2016

Steven Berkoff and Mark Hamill join Man Down Series 3

Star Wars legend Mark Hamill, movie star Steven Berkoff, and comedian Isy Suttie all join the cast of Man Down Series 3.

British Comedy Guide, 21st June 2016

Tony Robinson returns to comedy in Man Down

Sir Tony Robinson is returning to comedy acting, with a regular role in Channel 4 sitcom Man Down.

British Comedy Guide, 20th May 2016

Radio Times review

Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2015, #30:

Rik Mayall's deranged dad character was one of the joys of Man Down's first series. How would it work without him? He left an unfillable hole, but Greg Davies skirted around it to deliver a second series as absurdly, tastelessly enjoyable as the first. Man-child Dan was if anything more oafish and disaster-prone, his misadventures more far-fetched, but now with the added peril of a mad aunt played by Stephanie Cole. Davies's scripts were never afraid to push daft ideas almost to breaking point, but he and a superb cast cartwheeled through the comic minefield.

David Butcher, Radio Times, 28th December 2015

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