- 1992 - 1998
- BBC One, ITV
- 42 (6 series), plus 2 short specials
- Martin Clunes, Neil Morrissey, Leslie Ash, Caroline Quentin, Ian Lindsay, Valerie Minifie, Dave Atkins, John Thomson and Harry Enfield
- Simon Nye
- Martin Dennis
- Beryl Vertue
Gary Strang owns a ground-floor flat and is employed as sales manager in the local office of a firm supplying security equipment - from locks to burglar alarms - with assistant George and secretary Anthea. It's not the most high-flying career, but his love life is significantly less successful. Emotionally immature and unsure of what - or who - he wants, he continues to see his long-suffering, on-off, nurse girlfriend Dorothy.
Longstanding friend and flatmate Dermot, meanwhile, is a slightly brighter spark but interminably lazy, and not a lot more successful with the fairer sex; when Dermot eventually moves out, the irretrievably dim Tony Smart takes up his old room - and, like Dermot before him, immediately falls for the single blonde in the flat upstairs, Deborah.
Between their typically laddish pursuits - lager, football and women - the two attempt to woo and impress the girls in their lives, despite a lack of cash, sophistication and enthusiasm. If these boys behaving badly ever grow up, they might just stand a chance.
- Production company
- Also known as
- MBB (Acronym)
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 18th February 1992 on ITV at 8:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Monday 28th December 1998 on BBC One at 9pm
- Last repeat
- Monday 22nd February 2021 at 2:45am on Gold