Doesn't seem like it, where has that time gone? It still seems like 1973 to me.
I liked Neil Morrissey in Men Behaving Badly. It was so much better after he took over from Harry Enfield but he is still a comedic character that I think would not have suited the Sam Tyler role.
It could have been a much different story had Neil got the role and it raises the question on whether it would have been as successful? Would series two have been written? Would we have been treated to Ashes To Ashes?
So many 'ifs' but we can be grateful that through John Simm being a straight actor it was played to perfection.
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!