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Complete series cast summary:
 Gary (45 episodes, 1992-2014)
 Dorothy (42 episodes, 1992-1998)
Leslie Ash ...
 Deborah (42 episodes, 1992-1998)
 Tony (39 episodes, 1992-2014)
Ian Lindsay ...
 George (25 episodes, 1992-1998)
Valerie Minifie ...
 Anthea (25 episodes, 1992-1998)


This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking beer at the local Pub, or at home having all MALE conversations on the couch (while drinking beer). Written by Graham Wilson Jr <>

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British Men Behaving Badly  »

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The first two series, (the first starring Harry Enfield, Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin and Leslie Ash and the second starring Clunes and Neil Morrissey along with Quentin and Ash), were actually produced by ITV who then cancelled the show. The BBC then took over two years later in 1994 for the remainder of the show's run, retaining the series two cast. See more »


In the early seasons Gary had a driving licence and was shown having hired a car to spy on Dorothy as seen in season 4, episode 2, "Infidelity", and in season 3, episode 2, "Bed" is seen borrowing Dorothy's car to go to the chemist to buy antacid; but by season 6 he can't drive and has never driven, as seen in season 6, episode 3, "Jealousy" See more »


Gary Strang: [talking about women's pain threshold] I mean, look at the fuss women make about child birth. Now, I'm not saying it doesn't smart a bit, but if blokes did it, I reckon you'd be looking at, what, give birth, have a couple of Paracetamol, maybe a bit of a nap and then back to work within the hour.
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Referenced in Ian Hislop & Paul Merton (2003) See more »

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The reason I bought my DVD player...
4 August 2004 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

The reason I bought my DVD player was so that I could play the DVD's in the Men behaving Badly box set that I was fortunate enough to buy back in 2001.

It was a hefty investment at the time but it has been worth it in repeated laughs since then.

Having shared flats in my youth with friends, I found it easy to relate to the situations that Tony and Gary found themselves in. Work problems, girl problems, hygiene problems - oh how the memories come flooding back!

Who can forget Gary's antics at the all-night rave-party, or Tony's attempts to tattoo himself on the cheap. Even the first series with Dermott (Harry Enfield), though not as good as later series, had many good moments. Just how hard is it to assemble a book-case?

Simon Nye deserves a medal for this stuff!

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