The BEST Episodes of Men Behaving Badly

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Network: BBC One

Gary needs a lodger to help pay the mortgage on his flat. Unfortunately, neither of his lodgers seems to be able (or willing) to pay any rent at all! First there's Dermot and then Tony. Both of these fall for Deborah, who owns the flat upstairs, but get nowhere. Gary also has thoughts in that direction - his problem being the fact that he has a regular girlfiend, Dorothy, who he lives with!

Delivery

#1 - Delivery

Season 7 - Episode 3

In the final episode, Tony takes up his new job as a postman; however Deborah believes he's become boring as a result. Meanwhile Gary gets heavily drunk to break the news to George and Anthea the office is closing down; and Dorothy goes into labour, but with a drunken Gary and Tony (who's now back to his old ways) and an unconscious midwife.

star 8.33
9 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Pornography

#2 - Pornography

Season 4 - Episode 3

Gary organises a dinner party which proves to be a total disaster while Tony's new girlfriend tells him that he'll have to get rid of his collection of soft-porn magazines or she'll leave him.

star 7.97
30 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Jealousy

#3 - Jealousy

Season 6 - Episode 3

Tony becomes obsessively jealous when he thinks that Deborah fancies another man. Gary and Dorothy, Tony and Deborah spend a weekend in a caravan out in the country. Gary is trying to give up smoking.

star 7.93
28 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Your Mate v Your Bird

#4 - Your Mate v Your Bird

Season 5 - Episode 4

Gary has to decide between keeping Tony as a flatmate and living with Dorothy. He finally decides to ask Tony to leave. Tony moves to a room in ""The Crown"". Then Dorothy announces that she's decided to move in with Deborah! Tony tries to prove his love for Deborah with a do-it-yourself tattoo.

star 7.90
30 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Cardigan

#5 - Cardigan

Season 5 - Episode 5

Gary is upset when he's mistaken for George at the office. He decides to prove that he isn't becoming ""middle aged"" by taking Dorothy, Tony and Deborah to an all-night rave. The evening is a complete disaster!

star 7.85
26 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Cowardice

#6 - Cowardice

Season 5 - Episode 3

Gary makes himself look like a coward in a 'road rage' incident so he hatches a plan to make himself look macho. He hires someone to pretend to pick a fight with him in the pub but ends up fighting the wrong man. Deborah has a female friend staying with her. Gary and Tony are convinced that she's going through a ""lesbian phase""!

star 7.84
31 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
The Good Pub Guide

#7 - The Good Pub Guide

Season 5 - Episode 2

Deborah has become interested in astrology. Tony thinks he can use this new interest as a way of getting her to sleep with him. Dorothy gives Gary a lesson in bad behaviour. Gary and Tony are horrified when they discover that Les has been sacked as manager of ""The Crown"". They're even more horrified when they learn that the new landlord plans to completely refurbish the pub. They set about finding a new 'local'. They also fill their flat with some strange mementoes of the 'old Crown'.

star 7.76
30 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Three Girlfriends

#8 - Three Girlfriends

Season 4 - Episode 4

Gary's dad has come to stay so he has to find a partner to take to a party. Tony has three girlfriends at the same time and he's finding it difficult to keep them apart. He's also making Gary very jealous!

star 7.74
31 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Rich and Fat

#9 - Rich and Fat

Season 5 - Episode 6

Everyone keeps telling Tony that he's getting fat, so he tries to lose weight. Tony discovers that Gary has £33,000 in his savings account and soon everyone knows about it. Dorothy 'persuades' Gary to make a donation to the hospital appeal fund but everyone is after Gary for a handout. He solves the problem by pretending that he's blown all of his money on expensive watches and Harrods lager.

star 7.74
27 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Bed

#10 - Bed

Season 3 - Episode 2

It's a wild and stormy night. Deborah can't sleep because she has digestive problems and because the garden fence is flapping around in the wind. She solves this problem by sending Tony to fix the fence and sends Gary to the shops. In the middle of the night, to look for indigestion tablets!

star 7.68
37 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Sofa

#11 - Sofa

Season 6 - Episode 6

Dorothy talks Gary into getting rid of his 25-year-old sofa. Gary reminisces about the events his sofa has 'witnessed'.

star 7.64
28 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Performance

#12 - Performance

Season 7 - Episode 1

Gary and Dorothy are determined to try for a baby; however Gary has a slight impotence problem so collects a heavy collection of pornography to solve the problem. Meanwhile, Tony decides to move in with Deborah.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Sex & Violence

#13 - Sex & Violence

Season 1 - Episode 5

Dermot organises a romantic dinner for Deborah

star 7.59
27 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Drunk

#14 - Drunk

Season 4 - Episode 5

Gary is supposed to be having a romantic meal with Dorothy, but he gets held up in the pub with Tony. Then Les announces a ""Beers of the World"" promotion and Gary and Tony have to help with the tasting. Will he ever get to the romantic meal?

star 7.58
36 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Lovers

#15 - Lovers

Season 3 - Episode 1

Gary is upset when he discovers that he's had well below the average number of sexual partners for a man of his age, so goes to great lengths to prove to Dorothy that he's VERY experienced. Meanwhile, Deborah has split up with her boyfriend, making Tony thinks he's ""in with a chance""!

star 7.58
36 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
My Brilliant Career

#16 - My Brilliant Career

Season 1 - Episode 6

Gary thinks that he's been offered a new job so takes his staff out to dinner so that he can tell them that he's leaving! Will he be correct? Meanwhile, Dermot loses his job after he dangles a customer by the ankles.

star 7.58
24 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Home-Made Sauna

#17 - Home-Made Sauna

Season 5 - Episode 7

Dorothy and Deborah have gone away on a sailing weekend. Tony is building a sauna in the garden shed - a ""shedna"" as he calls it. Gary and Tony meet Paula and Carol, who are staying at the house next door for the weekend. They invite the girls round for a barbecue. Tony makes a play for Paula, but discovers that she's a happily married mother. Gary is seduced by Carol. When Deborah and Dorothy come home, Tony talks Debs into trying out the ""shedna"" with him, but it blows up before they can use it! Gary obviously keeps quiet about his weekend activities with Carol.

star 7.58
28 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Watching TV

#18 - Watching TV

Season 6 - Episode 4

Gary, Dorothy, Tony and Deborah spend an evening watching television. At least, Tony tries to watch television. The other three seem hell bent on making Tony look like an idiot.

star 7.56
25 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Infidelity

#19 - Infidelity

Season 4 - Episode 2

Deborah tells Tony that she prefers people who help others, so he tries to become a Samaritan. Meanwhile, Gary suspects Dorothy of ""playing around"" and goes to great lengths to confirm his suspicions.

star 7.53
30 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Rent Boy

#20 - Rent Boy

Season 2 - Episode 2

Tony tries to impress Deborah by pretending that he can speak German - His plan backfires, however, when Debs gets a letter from a German customer and asks him to translate it for her! Gary begins to suspect that Tony is gay.

star 7.52
44 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Going Nowhere

#21 - Going Nowhere

Season 2 - Episode 5

Gary and Deborah are trapped in a lift together. Tony has bought an old van and equips it with an electric blanket - Can you guess why?!

star 7.52
44 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Casualties

#22 - Casualties

Season 3 - Episode 3

Deborah has become very depressed, so she decides to sell her flat and leave the country (As you do!!!). To prevent her from leaving, Gary and Tony do everything they can think of to convince potential buyers that her flat is a terrible place to live!

star 7.49
37 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Intruders

#23 - Intruders

Season 1 - Episode 1

Gary wants to leave his girlfriend, Dorothy, but she decides to leave him first. Gary owns a flat and needs a lodger to help pay the mortgage. Unfortunately, he's got Dermot as a lodger and he's no help at all. A young woman named Deborah moves into the flat upstairs and Dermot immediately decides he's in love with her. The feeling isn't mutual though!

star 7.47
53 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Hair

#24 - Hair

Season 5 - Episode 1

Tony is away travelling around Europe. Meanwhile, Gary and Dorothy have a very romantic time and Dorothy decides that she'll move in with Gary. She also decides that Tony will have to leave the flat if he moves in! Tony comes home with a beard and is shocked to find a tidy flat with a fridge full of food instead of lager. Gary agonises about ways of breaking the news to Tony that he'll have to leave the flat.

star 7.47
36 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye
Playing Away

#25 - Playing Away

Season 4 - Episode 7

Tony has toothache but can't face a trip to the dentist. He decides on a 'do-it-yourself' extraction and ends up in great pain. Gary and Deborah have gone away on a weekend writing course. Tony calls Dorothy at the hospital and she comes round to help him. They end up in bed together.

star 7.47
32 votes
Directors: Martin Dennis
Writers: Simon Nye