It’s been almost 30 years since the very first episode of Men Behaving Badly cropped on to our screens as we fell off our chairs in laughter at the antics of best mates Gary and Tonight.
In case you’re not familiar with this laddish sitcom, the BBC series is the story of two flat mates trying to navigate their way through adult life in nineties London.
They are often playing pranks on one another, enjoy being politically correct, making jokes about females, and always looking for any excuse to get drunk.
The pair didn’t seem to learn that thinking before they speak might get them a more luck with the ladies.
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Men Behaving Badly ran for six series and several specials between 1992 and 1998, with a one-off sketch for Stand Up to Cancer airing on Channel 4 in 2014.
Neil Morrissey previously hinted that the cast should revisit their roles, however during an interview on ITV‘s This Morning host Phillip Schofield quizzed Martin Clunes about rumours the sitcom is coming back, to which he answered: “It’s the first I’ve heard of it!”
Let’s take a look at what the stars have been up to since their days in the world of mischievous men.
Martin Clunes – Gary
Martin, 59, is probably the most famous actor on the cast, and made quite the name for himself for his role as Doc Martin since his Men Behaving Badly days.
The father-of-one has narrated a number of documentaries for ITV, the first of which was Islands of Britain in 2009, and has since presented a number of documentaries centred on animals.
He was awarded an OBE in 2015 for his series to drama, charity, and the community of Dorset.
In 2018, Clunes played the role of DCI Colin Sutton in the ITV drama Manhunt, and has also voiced Kipper the Dog in the animated series, Kipper.
And in 2019 he returned to sitcom with the BBC1 series Warren, saying “It was just so funny, I couldn’t turn it down.”
He recently appeared in Martin Clunes: Islands of America – a four-part documentary where he traveled to remote islands across the United States.
Caroline Quentin – Dorothy
After playing Gary’s long-term girlfriend Dorothy for six years, Quentin, 60, took on more dramatic roles in the late nineties and beyond.
For three seasons she played investigative journalist Maddy Magellan who teamed up with a magician named Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies) to solve mysteries.
Caroline followed that up by starring as single mother DCI Janine Lewis, in Blue Murder.
Quentin has also starred in Big Bad World, Doc Martin, and Dickensian.
She has also dabbled in presenting, guest-hosting the one show, and was co-presenter of BBC Two programme The Wold’s Most Extraordinary Homes.
In 2020, Quentin participated in the eighteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside Johannes Radebe.
This year the star has appeared on many of our screens, in the most watched Netflix’s series Bridgerton as Lady Berbrooke.
Leslie Ash – Deborah
Leslie Ash, 61, who played upstairs neighbour and ambivalent object of Tony’s affection, has had a steady career and appeared in the spotlight for speaking out about her medical problems.
Following Men Behaving Badly she went to write a book called My Life Behaving Badly, and starred in BBC medical drama Holby City, Mersey Beat, and Where the Heart Is.
In 2014, the mum-of-two was a contestant on the BBC programme, Celebrity Masterchef.
Over the past decade or so Leslie has suffered from a number of medical issues and a botched plastic surgery procedure which have forced her to put her career on hold.
Last year she appeared on ITV’s Lorraine, and said: “It would be lovely to grow old naturally but there are things out there for people who want them. We live in an era of selfies who want them, even people as young as 18.”
In 2020 she appeared opposite many of her Quadrophenia co-stars in the unofficial semi-sequel To Be Someone.
Neil Morrissey – Tony
Neil Morrissey, 58, has certainly been busy since his days as Tony on Men Behaving Badly.
He appeared on the Tracey Beaker series The Dumping Ground, A Gert Lush Christmas, Grantchester, The Good Karma Hospital, and Unforgotten, to name a few.
In 2016, he took part in the second series of ITV’s extreme challenge show Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.
He has had a turn in Waterloo Road and appeared as a corrupt cop on much-loved BBC police thriller Line of Duty.
The dad-of-one also provides the voice of many cartoon characters, including Bob, Roley, Scrufty, Lofty, Mr. Angelo Sabatini, Mr. Fothergill and Farmer Pickles in Bob the Builder.