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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Saving Private Ryan

Two homeless teenagers get more than they bargain for when they break into a council house on the valley's estate. The occupants, a middle-aged, agoraphobic master criminal and his elderly mother, are ready to exact an unexpected justice.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 2nd October 2002
Time
10:35pm
Channel
BBC One Wales
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Robert Blythe Fagin
Margaret John Mam
Steven Meo Hoffman
Ben Evans Charlie
Keiron Self PC Claude Cox
Boyd Clack Sgt Ball
Guest cast
Gary Sheppeard Keanu Rees
Writing team
Boyd Clack Writer
Kirsten Jones Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Maggie Russell Executive Producer
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