Men of the World

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Men of the World
Genre Sitcom
Created by Daniel Peacock
Starring David Threlfall
John Simm
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 12
Location(s) Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Alomo Productions for BBC
Distributor FremantleMedia
Original network BBC1
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original release 14 March 1994 (1994-03-14) – 30 August 1995 (1995-08-30)

Men of the World was a 1990s BBC1 situation comedy which starred David Threlfall and John Simm.

Production details[edit]

Written by Daniel Peacock — who also appeared as the character Gilby Watson.[1]Men of the World was directed by Terry Kinane and produced for Alomo Productions by Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran and Claire Hinson.[2] Marks and Gran are successful sitcom writers in their own right.

Neither series has ever been repeated on UK terrestrial television, though was shown on Carlton Select sometime in the late nineties. However, it has not had a DVD release and appears to have largely been forgotten.


Lenny Smart and Kendle Bains are flatmates and work together as travel agents in Manchester. Thirtysomething Lenny attempts, with the help of old friend Gilby, to turn sensitive 23-year-old Kendle into a "real man". In one episode, Kendle receives a telescope for a birthday present and subsequently ends up looking into all the windows opposite, Gilby, Becky and her friends end up fighting over what to look at.

Main cast[edit]



  1. ^ BBC Comedy Guide — Men of the World
  2. ^ — Men of the World

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