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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

Hot Metal

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1986 - 1989
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Biting newspaper satire by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, set in the offices of the once high-brow, now populist tabloid, Daily Crucible. Stars Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Palmer, Geoffrey Hutchings, Richard Kane, John Gordon Sinclair and more.

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Series 2 - The Satellite Years

Ratty's moved into the satellite television business, and Stringer's back with the company as one of his executives. Unfortunately for Harry, it looks like he's set to clash with his boss's porn broadcasts, and plans for an 11th Century church.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 10th March 1989
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
13 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Robert Hardy Terence 'Twiggy' Rathbone
Robert Hardy Russell Spam
Geoffrey Palmer Harry Stringer
Guest cast
Peter Snow Newsreader
Mike Gatting Self
David Renwick Actor
Andrew Marshall Actor
Julie Saunders Actor
Paul Forty Actor
Robert Austin Actor
Anthony Dawes Actor
Peter Hughes Actor
John Pennington Actor
Victor Lucas Actor
Francis Wilson Actor
Writing team
Andrew Marshall Writer
David Renwick Writer
Production team
Marcus Mortimer Director
Jon Plowman Producer
Alan Price Composer

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