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.

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