High Hopes. Image shows from L to R: Mam (Margaret John), Fagin (Robert Blythe). Copyright: BBC.

High Hopes

BBC One Wales sitcom about an extended family of petty criminals. 40 episodes (pilot + 6 series), 1999 - 2015. Stars Robert Blythe, Margaret John, Steven Meo, Ben Evans and others.

Pilot - Saving Private Ryan

Wheeler-dealer Fagin never strays from his derelict house in a Welsh valley, until his 'boys' discover a body.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st April 1999
BBC One Wales
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Robert Blythe Fagin
Margaret John Mam
Guest cast
Robert Wilfort Hoffman
David Rees-Talbot Charlie
Giles Thomas PC Claude Cox
Louie Lloyd Keanu
Shelley Miranda Barrett Jude
Mark Bishop Kid
Writing team
Boyd Clack Writer
Production team
Foz Allan Producer