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Man Down to return for second series

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Man Down follows Dan (GREG DAVIES), a childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life. Crushing character flaws, an unwanted teaching job, uniquely dysfunctional friends and a wilfully insane Dad conspire to keep this Man Down and Channel 4 aim to continue to do so for a second series too.

Currently screening on Channel4 to critical acclaim and a launch audience of 2.0m, Deputy Head of Comedy, Nerys Evans has green lit series two to go into production next year. A Christmas special will transmit at the end of the year.

Nerys Evans said: “Greg has demonstrated himself to be a brilliant writer and performer over the first series of Man Down. We can't wait to see what else he's planning to put himself through in the name of comedy for the second series”.

Writer and star of Man Down, Greg Davies said: “I'm so delighted that Channel 4 has given me and the team another series of Man Down. Great news for us, terrible news for the characters...”

Dan’s world is at near collapse; his best friends are Jo (ROISIN CONATY) who has, what can only be described as, the loosest of grasp on reality and Brian (MIKE WOZNIAK), a straight-laced financial adviser who is regularly dumbfounded by the complete idiocy of his two friends. To compound matters Dan’s listless teaching career sees him begrudgingly teach a version of the same lesson every day, inexplicably popular with all but one of the pupils, with his only highlight coming in the form of Miss Lipsey (JEANY SPARK), a head mistress who views Dan with a mixture of pity and despair. Tormented daily by his father (RIK MAYALL) whose driving motivation in life seems to be to ensure his son is humiliated at every turn, not to mention regularly physically attacked, does so while keeping it almost completely under the radar of his wife and Dan’s mum (GWYNETH POWELL).

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