Men Behaving Badly. Image shows from L to R: Gary Strang (Martin Clunes), Dorothy (Caroline Quentin), Tony Smart (Neil Morrissey), Deborah (Leslie Ash). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd.

Men Behaving Badly

BBC One and ITV sitcom about two lads. 42 episodes (6 series), 1992 - 1998. Stars Martin Clunes, Neil Morrissey, Leslie Ash, Caroline Quentin and others.

Men Behaving Badly. Image shows from L to R: Tony Smart (Neil Morrissey), Gary Strang (Martin Clunes). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd.

Men Behaving Badly

Flat share sitcom following security salesman Gary and his lodger, as they attempt to navigate the opposite sex

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1992 - 1998
Channels
BBC One, ITV
Episodes
42   (6 series), plus 2 short specials
Starring
Martin Clunes, Neil Morrissey, Leslie Ash, Caroline Quentin, Ian Lindsay, Valerie Minifie, Dave Atkins, John Thomson and Harry Enfield
Writer
Simon Nye
Director
Martin Dennis
Producer
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 Details

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Also known as
  • MBB (Acronym)
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Broadcast details

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
Sunday 1st August 2021 at 2:30am on Gold

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