The BEST Episodes of Man to Man with Dean Learner

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2019

Network: Channel 4

The masterminds behind the cult favorite Garth Marenghi's Darkplace offer up this parody of the late night talk show. Celebrity guests make appearances on this series and are interviewed by their very own entertainment agent, Dean Learner.

Garth Marenghi

#1 - Garth Marenghi

Season 1 - Episode 1

Dean's first guest is his former Darkplace co-star Garth Marenghi, making his first public appearance since his 'terrible accident' which caused him to lose an ear. He talks of his latest book The Oeuvre, which includes all 436 of his existing novels 'in one easy to read volume'. Also he gives us a tour of his studio where he's been adding painting to his considerable list of talents, and we are shown an exclusive clip of his feature film War of the Wasps.

star 8.73
15 votes
Directors: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Richard Ayoade, Matthew Holness
Merriman Weir

#2 - Merriman Weir

Season 1 - Episode 4

In this special musical edition of Man to Man Dean talks with one of the most revered folk guitarists of his generation, Merriman Weir. Merriman plays an acoustic set of his own brand of deeply melancholy folk, but thankfully holds back from playing some of his more depressing numbers. (He once played a song so sad he made a flock of geese die).

star 8.70
10 votes
Directors: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Richard Ayoade, Matthew Holness
Steve Pising

#3 - Steve Pising

Season 1 - Episode 2

Dean chats with former four time Formula 5 Motor Racing World Champion Steve 'The Accelerator' Pising, who started out in motor racing in the '80s with Dean's own racing team 'The Dean Team'. He was the most famous driver The Dean Team ever had, but he may now be better known as the spokesman for a major hair-restoral company.

star 8.62
13 votes
Directors: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade
Amir Chanan

#4 - Amir Chanan

Season 1 - Episode 5

Amir Chanan is a self-proclaimed 'Master of the Psychic Arts' and has acted as Dean's 'personal spiritual guru' for the past twenty years. Blessed, since the age of six, with the extraordinary ability to 'bend keys by rubbing them lightly between thumb and forefinger', Amir has come to be one of the world's most renowned but controversial psychics. He talks about his alleged abduction by the government in 1979, his new self-help DVD Bath Buddies, and takes calls from the audience.

star 8.33
9 votes
Directors: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Richard Ayoade, Matthew Holness
Randolph Caer

#5 - Randolph Caer

Season 1 - Episode 6

Dean's planned guest for the show was celebrated British character actor Randolph Caer, who starred in films as diverse as Bitch Killer and That Duck 3: Duck in the City. Tragically, however, Randolph died the morning before the show's transmission, and so Dean puts on a 'celebration of his life, through the eyes of those who knew him best. A kind of This is Your Death'. Dean does this by showing sections of archive footage and calls on previous guests including Garth Marenghi, Steve Pising, Glynn Nimron and Amir Chanan to pay their respects to the late actor.

star 8.33
9 votes
Directors: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Richard Ayoade, Matthew Holness
Glynn Nimron

#6 - Glynn Nimron

Season 1 - Episode 3

Dean chats to another of his favourite clients, the 'towering figure in the world of Sci-Fi cinema for the home video market', Glynn Nimron. Glynn, star of countless movies, including Time Whackers, The Lactator and Frisk City Delta is best known for his gender-bending role as Bot 'the alien with a human heart' in television series Galacticops.

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Richard Ayoade, Matthew Holness