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Men Behaving Badly

Alas, Harry Enfield felt out of place and left, apparently saying that "a proper actor would do the job far better". That's why Neil Morrissey joined in series two, as Tony Smart. With a strong cast in place, what could go wrong? Thames TV lost its franchise in 1992 and ITV decided to cancel the series, that's what. Nye believes the channel's decision was partly influenced by Enfield's departure, also by poor viewing figures. It was not until 1994 that the show was picked up by BBC1. The potential for post-watershed language and behaviour meant its success was assured!