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 5, Episode 1 - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Mam is having a hip replacement in a hospital that is already undergoing a body parts scandal. Claude is in charge of the investigation because Sgt Ball is away on an anger management course. Back home Hoffman and Charlie are delighted when Fagin meets Esmeralda - a sparkling-eyed Irish gypsy.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st March 2007
BBC One Wales
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Robert Blythe Fagin
Margaret John Mam
Steven Meo Hoffman
Oliver Wood Charlie
Keiron Self PC Claude Cox
Boyd Clack Sgt Ball
Guest cast
Pauline McLynn Esmeralda
Richard Nichols Andy
Jason Speake Dr O'Brien
Kerry Joy Stewart Nurse Lewis
Writing team
Boyd Clack Writer
Kirsten Jones Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Maggie Russell Executive Producer

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