Mann's Best Friends. Image shows from L to R: Henry Mann (Barry Stanton), Hamish James Ordway (Fulton Mackay), Dolly Delights (Patricia Brake). Copyright: Thames Television
Mann's Best Friends

Mann's Best Friends

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1985
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about the misfit residents of a lodging house, their landlord, and the ex-water board official who moves in to try to bring some order. Stars Fulton Mackay, Barry Stanton, Bernard Bresslaw, Patricia Brake, Sara Corper and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Hamish Ordway is newly retired from a long life's service to the water board, and looking for his own private rented accommodation for the first time. After aggravating an estate agent he is pointed in the direction of The Laurels...

Broadcast details

Monday 15th April 1985
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Fulton Mackay Hamish James Ordway
Barry Stanton Henry Mann
Bernard Bresslaw Duncan
Patricia Brake Dolly Delights
Sara Corper Phoebe
Barbara Hicks Mrs. Mann
Liz Smith Mrs. Anstruther
Guest cast
Sandra Dunbar Mrs. Miller
Rebecca Lacey Receptionist
Reginald Marsh Mr. Beasley
Chua Kah Joo (as Chua Kahjoo) Chinese Lodger
Peter Whitbread Mr. Fairfax
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Derrick Goodwin Director
Derrick Goodwin Producer
Colin Bocking Editor
Colin Andrews Production Designer
Dave Mackay Composer

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