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 6, Episode 1 - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

With Mam confined to bed, the boys must look after her and themselves.

Further details

It all goes surprisingly well, until a baby turns up on the doorstep with a letter claiming one of the boys to be the father. Mam decides they should keep this quiet, but the boys let slip to Sgt Ball and Mrs Coles that they are looking after a baby rabbit.

Meanwhile, Terry 'The Tomcat' Knight returns from a weekend of drinking to find his baby daughter missing...

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 11th November 2008
Time
10:35pm
Channel
BBC One Wales
Length
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
Di Botcher Mrs Coles
Guest cast
Craig Russell Terry Knight
Catherine Ayers Delaney
Writing team
Boyd Clack Writer
Kirsten Jones Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Maggie Russell Executive Producer
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