The best and worst thing about Men Behaving Badly was that it could almost have been a documentary. I've shared a flat with other straight guys before and this is really how it was.

The scriptwriters appeared to have merely taped my life and toned down the language for television.

The first series of Men Behaving Badly wasn't actually very funny, which many of us put down to editorial controls from ITV and the frankly wooden presence of Harry Enfield. Had the series stayed with ITV (and Enfield) it is unlikely that it could have survived another season. However, the application of a more liberal editorial attitude and Neil Morrissey's gormless believability turned the series into a classic almost immediately once Season 2 began.