Hot Metal. Image shows from L to R: Greg Kettle (Richard Kane), Max Rutherford (Geoffrey Hutchings), Bill Tytla (John Gordon Sinclair), Russell Spam (Robert Hardy), Harry Stringer (Geoffrey Palmer). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Hot Metal

ITV sitcom about a newspaper. 12 episodes (2 series), 1986 - 1989. Stars Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Palmer, Geoffrey Hutchings, Richard Kane and others.

Series 2, Episode 1 - Religion Of The People

With new Executive Managing Editor Dicky Lipton in place, Russell announces his latest exclusive: a 500-word column each week from God. After all, who else is more qualified to comment on the state of civilisation and society?

Broadcast details

Sunday 6th March 1988
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Robert Hardy Terence 'Twiggy' Rathbone
Robert Hardy Russell Spam
Richard Kane Greg Kettle
Richard Wilson Richard 'Dicky' Lipton
David Barrass Jack Thrush
Caroline Milmoe Maggie Troon
Guest cast
David Lodge Sgt. Major Lutterworth
Peter Copley Records Clerk
Gladys Crosbie Lady Driver
Ben Stollery Police Officer
Writing team
Andrew Marshall Writer
David Renwick Writer
Production team
Nic Phillips Director
Humphrey Barclay Producer
Dave Simpson Editor
Pip Gardner Production Designer
Alan Price Composer