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 4

Ordway attempts to begin putting his plans into action, but it's not easy with Irvin's depression, Dolly's stream of male visitors, and Simba's predilection for chasing him up trees...

Broadcast details

Monday 6th May 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
Clive Merrison Irvin
Guest cast
Jay Neill Mr. Merrison
John White Pilbeam
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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