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 3

As Ordway moves in, Irvin contracts Duncan to become his bodyguard. As Hamish tries to begin to bring some order to the house, he suggests Dolly move out and gets off to a poor start with Irvin.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th April 1985
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Fulton Mackay Hamish James Ordway
Barry Stanton Henry Mann
Bernard Bresslaw Duncan
Patricia Brake Dolly Delights
Barbara Hicks Mrs. Mann
Clive Merrison Irvin
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Derrick Goodwin Director
Derrick Goodwin Producer
Tom Kavanagh Editor
Colin Andrews Production Designer
Dave Mackay Composer

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