Man Down (TV series)

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Man Down
Man Down, Channel 4 Comedy, Cast.jpg
Created by Greg Davies
Written by Greg Davies
Stephen Morrison
Sian Harries
Andrew Collins
Richard Herring
Directed by Matt Lipsey
Starring Greg Davies
Rik Mayall
Stephanie Cole
Roisin Conaty
Mike Wozniak
Gwyneth Powell
Jeany Spark
Opening theme Man Down Theme
Composer(s) Chris Egan
Bob Bradley
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 4 + 2 Christmas specials
No. of episodes 21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) James Taylor
Richard Allen-Turner
Jon Thoday
Toby Stevens
Producer(s) Spencer Millman
Editor(s) Charlie Phillips
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Avalon Television
Release
Original network Channel 4
Original release 18 October 2013 (2013-10-18) – present
External links
Website www.channel4.com/programmes/man-down

Man Down is a British sitcom first broadcast on 18 October 2013[1] on Channel 4 and starring Greg Davies as Dan, a man who hates his job as a teacher and who recently broke up with his girlfriend.[2]

Channel 4 commissioned an additional 25-minute Christmas special before the first series aired,[3] and a second series was announced during Davies's live tour "The Back of My Mum's Head", though this was prior to Rik Mayall's death in June 2014. Following Mayall's death, Davies met with Channel 4, to discuss the future of the show (Mayall had been intended to have a more prominent role in Series 2).[4] On 28 November 2014, Channel 4 announced that Man Down would return for a second Christmas special on 23 December 2014 with a second series due to follow on 1 June 2015.[5] In October 2015, Channel 4 ordered a third series, which began broadcasting from 13 July 2016.[6] On 8 November 2016 Greg Davies officially confirmed the show's recommission for a fourth series, consisting of 6 episodes which began airing on 25 October 2017.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Students Cast[edit]

  • Sasha Badher
  • Sam Hunt
  • Aviraj Batth
  • Luke Britton
  • Kassius Carey-Johnson
  • Hana Chalboub
  • Andre Christdoulou
  • Mia Drewett
  • Molly Field
  • Kemi Gbadebo
  • George Hill
  • Madeline Holliday
  • Ashley Jones
  • Hayden Keeler-Stone
  • Mikita Koyyrev
  • Josh Langley
  • Lucy Moores
  • Frankie Peak
  • Matt Swinyard
  • Chloe Symonds
  • Xiaoming Woolfe

Writers[edit]

  • Greg Davies
  • Stephen Morrison
  • Sian Harries
  • Ed Gamble
  • Richard Herring (Additional Material)
  • Andrew Collins (Script Editor)

Locations[edit]

Dan's house exterior filmed in Kendrick Road, Reading.[citation needed] Scenes in both the hospitals and police stations were filmed at Wimbledon Film and TV Studios.[citation needed] The school during the show was Sandhurst School,[citation needed] where Davies used to teach drama and English.

The tailors in episode one was filmed in Farncombe, Surrey.[citation needed]

The exterior of "Bob's Cafe" is the exterior of "The Nile Cafe" on the corner of Nile St and Custance St, London N1.[citation needed]

Episodes[edit]

Viewing figures from BARB.[8]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release iTunes release
Series premiere Series finale Region 2 Region 4
1 6 18 October 2013 (2013-10-18) 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22) 17 November 2014 (2014-11-17)[9] 7 January 2015 (2015-01-07)[10] 18 October 2013 (2013-10-18)[11]
Specials 2 25 December 2013 (2013-12-25)
23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) 13 July 2015 (2015-07-13)[12] TBA 1 June 2015 (2015-06-01)[13]
2 6 1 June 2015 (2015-06-01) 6 July 2015 (2015-07-06)
3 6 13 July 2016 (2016-07-13) 17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
4 6 25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) 29 November 2017 (2017-11-29)

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

Number
in total
Number
in series
Title Original air date Viewers
1
1
Episode 1[14] 18 October 2013 (2013-10-18) 1.83
2
2
Episode 2[15] 25 October 2013 (2013-10-25) 1.28
3
3
Episode 3[16] 1 November 2013 (2013-11-01) N/A
4
4
Episode 4[17] 8 November 2013 (2013-11-08) 1.15
5
5
Episode 5[18] 15 November 2013 (2013-11-15) N/A
6
6
Episode 6[19] 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22) N/A

Specials (2013–14)[edit]

Number
in total
Number
in series
Title Original air date Viewers
7
1
Christmas Special 2013[20] 25 December 2013 (2013-12-25) N/A
8
2
Finding Nesta[21] 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) 1.03

Series 2 (2015)[edit]

Number
in total
Number
in series
Title Original air date Viewers
9
1
Perfect Woman 1 June 2015 (2015-06-01) 1.35
10
2
Kindness 8 June 2015 (2015-06-08) 1.29[nb 1]
11
3
Diversity 15 June 2015 (2015-06-15) 0.91
12
4
Phant 22 June 2015 (2015-06-22) 0.87
13
5
Dennis 29 June 2015 (2015-06-29) 0.86
14
6
The Heath 6 July 2015 (2015-07-06) 0.86

Series 3 (2016)[edit]

Number
in total
Number
in series
Title Original air date Viewers
15 1 The Heist 13 July 2016 1.60
16 2 The Calling 20 July 2016 1.33
17 3 Big News 27 July 2016 1.04
18 4 The Visa 3 August 2016 1.24
19 5 Adopted 10 August 2016 0.97
20 6 The Party 17 August 2016 0.82

Series 4 (2017)[edit]

On 8 November 2016 Greg Davies officially confirmed the renewal of the show for a fourth series consisting of 6 episodes.[7]

Number
in total
Number
in series
Title Original air date Viewers
21 1 N/A 25 October 2017 TBA
22 2 N/A 1 November 2017 TBA
23 3 N/A 8 November 2017 TBA
24 4 N/A 15 November 2017 TBA
25 5 N/A 22 November 2017 TBA
26 6 N/A 29 November 2017 TBA

International broadcast[edit]

The series premiered in Australia on 12 January 2015 on SBS One.[22]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 1.10 million on Channel 4 and 191,000 on Channel 4 +1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man Down". British Comedy Guide. 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  2. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (2 November 2012). "'Inbetweeners' actor Greg Davies to star in Channel 4's 'Man Down'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Channel 4 orders Christmas special of Man Down". British Comedy Guide. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  4. ^ https://uk.news.yahoo.com/man-down-without-mayall-110336920.html#Vnb1PTF Archived 4 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Man Down". 
  6. ^ British Comedy Guide. "Man Down to return for a third series". British Comedy Guide. 
  7. ^ a b Davies, Greg (November 8, 2016). "Greg Davies confirms the recommission of Man Down, for it's fourth series on his official Facebook page". Facebook. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ http://www.barb.co.uk/viewing-data/weekly-top-30/
  9. ^ "Man Down - buy on DVD", Channel 4 Store, Retrieved on 1 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Man Down DVD - ABC Shop", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Retrieved on 17 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Man Down - iTunes Preview", iTunes Store, Retrieved on 1 January 2015.
  12. ^ Man Down Series 2, BBC Shop, Retrieved on 23 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Man Down, Series 2 - iTunes Preview", iTunes Store, Retrieved on 23 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Man Down - Series 1 Episode 1", Channel 4, Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Man Down - Series 1 Episode 2", Channel 4, Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  16. ^ "Man Down - Series 1 Episode 3", Channel 4, Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Man Down - Series 1 Episode 4", Channel 4, Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Man Down - Series 1 Episode 5", Channel 4, Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Man Down - Series 1 Episode 6", Channel 4, Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Man Down - Series 1 Episode 7", Channel 4, Retrieved on 30 December 2014.
  21. ^ British Comedy Guide — Man Down — Christmas Special — Finding Nesta (Retrieved 23 December 2015)
  22. ^ Knox, David (9 January 2015). "Airdate: Uncle, Man Down". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 

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