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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Mann and Ordway meet at a local tea shop to discuss the details of the latter's running of The Laurels. Their meeting is brought to a premature end, before Ordway is shocked by lodger Irvin's suicide threats.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd April 1985
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Fulton Mackay Hamish James Ordway
Barry Stanton Henry Mann
Bernard Bresslaw Duncan
Sara Corper Phoebe
Barbara Hicks Mrs. Mann
Liz Smith Mrs. Anstruther
Clive Merrison Irvin
Guest cast
Janette Foggo Waitress
Michael McKevitt Car Park Attendant
Valerie Phillips Manageress
Joyce Windsor Table Cleaner
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Derrick Goodwin Director
Derrick Goodwin Producer
Dave Lewinton Editor
Colin Andrews Production Designer
Dave Mackay Composer

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