Episode Info: Jos shop is due to open but without a celebrity to cut the tape. Brian would very much like it to be MP Anne Finton, with whom he is smitten, but she is busy. Nesta has to retake her driving test and accidentally backs into Dan, causing his knee to swell up. Local rag editor Roger thinks this is newsworthy though Dan would prefer him - or anybody - to be interested in his planned emigration to America but finally comes up with an idea to make the front page, help Jo and bring Brian and Anne Finton together. He even gets a friendly response from his successor, teacher...
A deadbeat drama teacher gets a wake-up call when his girlfriend leaves him.
Dan (Davies) is a childish idiot trapped in an adults life, helped along by his uniquely dysfunctional best friends, Jo (Conaty) and Brian (Wozniak). His inability to navigate the simplest of lifes tasks, a listless teaching career, and daily humiliation and torment by his father (Rik Mayall) conspire to keep this Man Down.