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.

Press Clippings

High Hopes star Robert Blythe dies aged 71

Robert Blythe, who played Fagin in the long-running BBC Wales sitcom High Hopes, has died aged 71.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2018

Only Fools And Horses producer Gareth Gwenlan dies aged 79

Top comedy producer Gareth Gwenlan OBE, whose credits include Only Fools And Horses, has died aged 79.

British Comedy Guide, 9th May 2016

We've all got High Hopes for show's return

"It was like putting on a comfortable pair of shoes" is how Robert Blythe describes returning to his famous role as "Fagin" Hepplewhite in BBC Wales' much missed comedy High Hopes.

Kathryn Williams, Wales Online, 19th March 2015

BBC Wales sitcom High Hopes to return in 2015

High Hopes, the BBC Wales sitcom which ran for six series between 1999 and 2008, is to return for a new special.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd December 2014