Men of the World
|Men of the World|
|Created by||Daniel Peacock|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|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|
|Original release||14 March 1994– 30 August 1995|
Written by Daniel Peacock — who also appeared as the character Gilby Watson. — Men of the World was directed by Terry Kinane and produced for Alomo Productions by Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran and Claire Hinson. 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.
- David Threlfall … as Lenny Smart
- John Simm … as Kendle Bains
- Daniel Peacock … as Gilby Watson
- Eva Pope … as Becky (Series 2)
- Brenda Bruce … as Mrs Daff
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