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

High Hopes

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One Wales
  • 1999 - 2015
  • 40 episodes (6 series)

BBC Wales sitcom about four petty criminals living in the South Wales valleys. Stars Robert Blythe and Margaret John. Stars Robert Blythe, Margaret John, Steven Meo, Ben Evans, Oliver Wood and more.

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Series 3, Episode 2 - The Italian Job

Hoffman and Charlie are keen to learn some tricks of the trade, and Fagin goes Italian but gets caught up in spaghetti. A deal goes wrong; a tangle with the Mafia; Mam comes to the rescue.


Not shown in the show's usual Wednesday night slow because of a football match.

Broadcast details

Monday 15th November 2004
BBC One Wales
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Robert Blythe Fagin
Margaret John Mam
Steven Meo Hoffman
Ben Evans Charlie
Keiron Self PC Claude Cox
Boyd Clack Sgt Ball
Guest cast
Philip Howe Maldwyn Collier
Phylip Harries Carlo Linguini
Dorien Thomas Skull Jones
Johnny Tudor Renzo Capone
Robert Marrable Paulo Capone
Dewi Rhys Williams Aldo Ravioli
Writing team
Boyd Clack Writer
Kirsten Jones Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Maggie Russell Executive Producer
Tim Sanders Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Rory Taylor Director of Photography
Chrissie Pegg Costume Designer
Sheelagh Wells Make-up Designer
Rory Taylor Lighting Designer
Graham Jarvis Composer
Daf Arwyn Jones 1st Assistant Director

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