Man Down

10 Best Episodes of Man Down

Dan is a childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life, whose world is at near collapse.His girlfriend Naomi is fast running out of patience with his inability to navigate the simplest of life tasks. He has two uniquely dysfunctional friends and a listless teaching career that 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, a head mistress who views Dan with a mixture of pity and despair. To make matters worse, he is tormented daily by his willfully insane father, whose driving motivation in life seems to be to ensure his son is humiliated at every turn.

Written by Sophie and last updated on sep 24, 2022.

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Man Down - S2E4

#15 - The Phant (Season 2 - Episode 4)

After an unwelcome appraisal of his teaching ability, fate conspires to put Dan directly into the path of his childhood nemesis. Jo comes up with a new money-making scheme and Brian is desperate to be published in the local paper.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 147 votes.

Man Down - S3E4

#14 - The Visa (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Dan tries to keep his plan to emigrate to the USA moving, but with the complicated issue of a visa to negotiate he knows he needs to draw on all his inner strength.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 134 votes.

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#13 - Adopted (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Dan shares the shocking news of his adoption with his best mates and embarks on a search for a life that could have been. Brian's children are bored and a trip to the beach with Jo and Dan sounds far more exciting than their father's dull plans. But will Brian take the risk of getting sand in his beloved Renault Scenic and, more to the point, expose his kids to a day out with his ever-irresponsible friends? Cultural awakenings and jeopardy await.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 128 votes.

Man Down - S4E4

#12 - The School Trip (Season 4 - Episode 4)


Dan takes his Behavioural Unit on a historical school trip with desperate hopes of becoming a 'bright light' his troubled kids can follow.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 87 votes.

Man Down - S2E6

#11 - The Heath (Season 2 - Episode 6)

After Jo announces she's marrying a digger-driving rapper from a 'pagan backwater', Dan decides he'll use his best man's speech to impress Miss Lipsey.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 138 votes.

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#10 - Diversity (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Dan is sent on a diversity course after his complete lack of political correctness alarms headmistress Miss Lipsey, and decides to make an injured Brian part of his idiotic plans. At the beauty salon, Jo hits on the idea of combining two celebrity looks into one genuinely incredible makeover. Comedy, starring Greg Davies and Roisin Conaty

The episode was rated 7.56 from 149 votes.

Man Down - S1E3

#9 - Desperate Dan (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Dan, unlike his ex-girlfriend, isn't invited to his niece's birthday party. Desperate to impress her, he manages to persuade the family that he can be trusted with getting the party ready.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 195 votes.

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#8 - Guru (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Brian introduces Dan to a guru with a secret, so unbelievably powerful, that he can only tell it to one person at a time.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 182 votes.

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#7 - Dad's Past (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Although still haunted, literally, by the ghost of his ex girlfriend, Dan ends up unexpectedly preparing for a date, with a little help from Brian. Meanwhile his dad offers him a terrifying insight into his own romantic past.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 174 votes.

Man Down - S2E1

#6 - Perfect Woman (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Dan is still doing a teaching job that he despises and is being rejected by the girl he believes that will solve everything, Miss Lipsey. Following a chance meeting, Dan goes on a date but things don't g to plan. Brian attempts to connect with his family's pas

The episode was rated 7.63 from 171 votes.

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#5 - Small Business Awards (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Brian finds himself nominated for a Small Business Award and Dan must quickly find a tuxedo and a date to impress his ex. There's also unrest at school when the class realise it could be the end of Space Mission.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 166 votes.

Man Down - S4E1

#4 - The Home (Season 4 - Episode 1)


Dan's quit his job as a teacher and is applying his unique work ethic to a new profession. With Aunt Nesta and his mum in a retirement village, Dan is on a hunt to find his soon-to-be family a home.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 107 votes.

Man Down - S3E6

#3 - The Party (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Having resigned his teaching post Dan is having a leaving party but it gets cancelled when the venue, Jo's shop, is repossessed whilst Daddy spitefully arranges to take Mum away for the weekend so that she will miss it. Brian has his own bad news but when there is a family crisis Dan and Nesta ally to put Daddy in his place and circumstances contribute to Dan changing his mind about emigration - even in the light of news from Emma.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 115 votes.

Man Down - S4E6

#2 - The Hearing (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Dan races against the clock to prove his credentials as a dad, but a terrifying figure from his past surfaces to seek revenge.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 85 votes.

Man Down - S4E5

#1 - The Christening (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Dan can't believe his luck when a health visitor suggests a 'daddy day'. But when his son seems a bit cold towards him, Dan becomes increasingly desperate to establish a bond.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 85 votes.

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