My Hero. Image shows from L to R: Janet Dawkins (Emily Joyce), George Sunday (Ardal O'Hanlon). Copyright: Big Bear Films.

My Hero

BBC One sitcom about a super hero. 52 episodes (6 series), 2000 - 2006. Stars Ardal O'Hanlon, James Dreyfus, Emily Joyce, Geraldine McNulty and others.

Series 3, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 7:45am.

My Hero. Image shows from L to R: Janet Dawkins (Emily Joyce), George Sunday (Ardal O'Hanlon). Copyright: Big Bear Films.

My Hero

Super hero Thermoman struggles to understand the Earth way of life, but attempts to keep a family in suburbia all the same

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2000 - 2006
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
52   (6 series)
Starring
Ardal O'Hanlon, James Dreyfus, Emily Joyce, Geraldine McNulty, Hugh Dennis, Lill Roughley, Philip Whitchurch, Lou Hirsch and others
Writers
Paul Mendelson, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Simon Braithwaite, Paul Alexander, James Cary, Trevelyan Evans, Pete Sinclair and Daniel Peak
Director
John Stroud
Producers
John Stroud and Jamie Rix

Thermoman, a super-hero from the planet Ultron, arrives on earth in the guise of Irishman George Sunday. He tries his hardest to understand and follow Earth culture but his frequent misunderstandings often lead to sticky situations.

George marries nurse Janet Dawkins and so, when he's not saving the world, he has to put up with her patronising parents Ella and Stanley, psychopathic colleague Mrs Raven and egotistical boss, minor TV celebrity doctor, Piers Crispin. Janet isn't any luckier though as George's pals - scheming Arnie and delusional Tyler - are just as bad.

More description

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Thermoman (US)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 4th February 2000 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 8th September 2006 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 3 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 7:45am on Gold
  2. Series 3 Episode 6: Tuesday at 7:15am on Gold
  3. Series 3 Episode 7: Tuesday at 7:45am on Gold
  4. Series 3 Episode 7: Wednesday at 7:15am on Gold
  5. Series 3 Episode 8: Wednesday at 7:45am on Gold
  6. Series 3 Episode 8: Thursday at 7:15am on Gold
  7. Series 3 Episode 9: Thursday at 7:45am on Gold
  8. Series 3 Episode 9: Friday at 7:15am on Gold
  9. Series 3 Episode 10: Friday at 7:45am on Gold
  10. Series 1 Episode 1: Monday 8th March at 7:35am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 1 Episode 1: Tuesday 9th March at 7:15am on Gold
  12. Series 1 Episode 2: Tuesday 9th March at 7:45am on Gold
  13. Series 1 Episode 2: Wednesday 10th March at 7:15am on Gold
  14. Series 1 Episode 4: Wednesday 10th March at 7:45am on Gold
  15. Series 1 Episode 4: Thursday 11th March at 7:15am on Gold
  16. Series 1 Episode 5: Thursday 11th March at 7:45am on Gold
  17. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday 12th March at 7:15am on Gold
  18. Series 1 Episode 6: Friday 12th March at 7:45am on Gold

Website links

Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • View location details
  • See ratings for 40 episodes

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?