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Brilliantman!. Image shows from L to R: Brilliantman/Ian Hedge (Kevin Eldon), Mrs. Wardle (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: What Larks Productions.

Brilliantman!

Sky Arts sitcom. 1 episode in 2015. Stars Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Joanna Neary, Manjinder Virk, Andy Linden, Paul Putner, Ben Moor and others.

Brilliantman!

Slapstick comedy starring Kevin Eldon as a very ordinary man who sees himself as a secret superhero

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Joanna Neary, Manjinder Virk, Andy Linden, Paul Putner, Ben Moor, Neil Edmond and Greg Bennett
Writer
Kevin Eldon
Director
John Henderson
Producers
Claire Whalley, Lucy Lumsden and Ben Boyer

Ian Hedge is a very ordinary man who sees himself as a secret super hero with a mission to protect the distressed and vulnerable.

Single and living in a rented room with his sour-tempered landlady Mrs Wardle, Ian works 'undercover' as a council worker and spends the days walking the streets of the city in a high viz jacket holding a trundle wheel, with his costume ready to go in his backpack.

Brilliantman tangles with a variety of local characters including a mugger, a burglar and a potentially murderous parrot. With the best intentions in the world, what our caped crusader lacks in dynamism, he more than makes up for with sheer incompetence.

Whenever he sees trouble on his wanderings, he leaps into action, and does his utmost to save the day. But he always fails!

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