Mann’s Best Friends, 1985
Coming from the pen of Last Of The Summer Wine comes this six part sitcom.
Despite a strong cast Mann’s Best Friends only managed one series.
When Henry Mann inherits The Laurels he also inherits its assorted resident oddballs, who include ill-tempered alcoholic Duncan, blonde temptress Dolly Delights and several Chinese waiters.
Then comes the arrival of retired Water Board official Hamish James Ordway, a nosey parker and colossal fusspot with a flair for what he euphemistically calls ‘organisation’ – and Mann offers him free accommodation at The Laurels in return for straightening out the chaos prevailing within…
Fulton Mackay – Hamish James Ordway
Barry Stanton – Henry Mann
Bernard Bresslaw -Duncan
Barbara Hicks – Mrs Mann
Patricia Blake – Dolly Delights
Channel: Channel 4
Written By: Roy Clarke
Original Transmission Dates: 15th April – 20th May 1985
The complete series of Mann’s Best Friends is available on DVD from Network On Air